Directors Guild Awards: Jane Campion is the big winner

Directors Guild Awards
Jane Campion is the big winner

Jane Campion celebrates many successes with “The Power of the Dog”.

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Shortly before the Oscars, the Directors Guild Awards were presented: director Jane Campion received the main prize of the evening.

The Directors Guild Awards 2022 were presented in Los Angeles on Saturday evening: director Jane Campion (67) received the main prize for her film “The Power of the Dog”. At the award ceremony, which was moderated by Judd Apatow (54), Campion sat down in the category “Outstanding Directorial Achievement” in a feature film against Paul Thomas Anderson (“Licorice Pizza”), Kenneth Branagh (“Belfast”), Steven Spielberg (” West Side Story”) and Denis Villeneuve (“Dune”).

Maggie Gyllenhaal (44), who was honored for the film “Woman in the Dark”, was also happy about one of the trophies. It is the first feature film that she has directed. Other honorees include Barry Jenkins (“The Underground Railroad”), Mark Mylod (“Succession”), Lucia Aniello (“Hacks”) and Stanley Nelson (“Attica”). Spike Lee (64) received a lifetime achievement award.

Will “The Power of the Dog” also win at the Oscars this year?

With twelve nominations, “The Power of the Dog” is also a big Oscar favorite. The western drama can win an award for “Best Film” at the end of March. Jane Campion is also nominated for Best Director, Kirsten Dunst (39) for Best Supporting Actress, Benedict Cumberbatch (45) for Best Actor and Jesse Plemons (33) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (25) for Best Supporting Actor.


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