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Jane Campion wins Best Director at the 2022 Academy Awards

Jane Campion wins Best Director at the 2022 Academy Awards 2

Jane Campion has won directing’s highest honour by nabbing a Best Director Oscar at the 2022 Academy Awards.

The New Zealand director, who has a Best Original Screenplay Oscar already for her work on the 1994 film The Piano, was awarded for directing Netflix film The Power of the Dog.

Accepting the accolade on stage at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, she said: ‘I just want to say big love to my fellow nominees, I love you all, you’re all extraordinary and it could have been any of you.’ 

Her night: Jane Campion (pictured) has won directing's highest honour by nabbing a Best Director Oscar at the 2022 Academy Awards

Her night: Jane Campion (pictured) has won directing’s highest honour by nabbing a Best Director Oscar at the 2022 Academy Awards

Campion became just the third woman to win Best Director in Oscars history, and the first woman to be nominated twice in the category. 

The Wellington-born artist added, ‘I love directing because it’s a deep dive into story yet the task of manifesting a world can be overwhelming yet the sweet thing is I’m not alone. 

‘On The Power of The Dog, I worked with actors I’m moved to call my friends. They met the challenge of the story with the depth of their gifts.’ 

Double trouble: The New Zealand director, who has a Best Original Screenplay Oscar already for her work on the 1994 film The Piano, was awarded for directing Netflix film The Power of the Dog

Double trouble: The New Zealand director, who has a Best Original Screenplay Oscar already for her work on the 1994 film The Piano, was awarded for directing Netflix film The Power of the Dog

‘Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Kody Smit-McPhee, Jesse Plemons, my whole crew who are true hearts.’ 

‘I think my brilliant producers… Netflix your whole awesome team embraced this film from the very beginning, thank you so much.’

She concluded: ‘My home team, my family, you know who you are. Especially Alice my daughter, Tony my beautiful partner you gave me so much love and encouragement and made it fun.’ 

Making history: Campion became just the third woman to win Best Director in Oscars history, and the first woman to be nominated twice in the category

Making history: Campion became just the third woman to win Best Director in Oscars history, and the first woman to be nominated twice in the category

It comes after Aussie cinematographer Greig Fraser won his first Oscar.

The Australian film technician, 46, snagged the Best Cinematography statue on Monday for his work on the big budget sci-fi epic, Dune.

In his sweet acceptance speech the filmmaker thanked his wife and children, and also apologised to his mum for missing her call. 

Winner: Cinematographer Greig Fraser (pictured) has landed his first Oscar at the 2022 Academy Awards

Winner: Cinematographer Greig Fraser (pictured) has landed his first Oscar at the 2022 Academy Awards

Fraser began by admitting he needed a drink after the build up to his big moment. 

‘Listen, I am so happy this award is up early so I can get out and get to the bar, but I will keep it short for that reason,’ he said from the stage of the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. 

He then went on to thank the film’s Canadian director, Denis Villeneuve. 

‘Denis, master. He has brought a whole group of unknown actors together to make an amazing movie, along with our lovely producer, thank you.’

Deserved: The Australian film technician, 46, was awarded Best Cinematography on Monday for his work on the big budget sci-fi epic, Dune

Deserved: The Australian film technician, 46, was awarded Best Cinematography on Monday for his work on the big budget sci-fi epic, Dune

The Melbourne-born artist said he would call his crew later to thank them personally, before adding, ‘and speaking of calling, mum, I will return your call and I apologise.’

He signed off his speech with a thank you to his wife, costume designer Jody Fried.

 He also thanked ‘my children Felix, Leo and Poppy, for allowing a middle aged man to go out and play with his friends in the sand dunes for six months.’ 

‘I will be home in time for dinner. Thank you guys,’ he concluded.

Good boy: The Melbourne-born artist then said he would call his crew later to thank them personally, before adding, 'and speaking of calling, mum, I will return your call and I apologise'

Good boy: The Melbourne-born artist then said he would call his crew later to thank them personally, before adding, ‘and speaking of calling, mum, I will return your call and I apologise’

Fraser is also known for his work on the 2017 film Lion, for which he received his first Academy Award nomination.

Dune also won for film editing, production design, sound, score and visual effects.

It is amongst the ten films nominated for Best Picture. 

Lauded: Dune (pictured) also won for film editing, production design, sound, score and visual effects

Lauded: Dune (pictured) also won for film editing, production design, sound, score and visual effects

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