Jane Campion Wins Academy Award for Best Director for THE POWER OF THE DOG

WMM filmmaker Jane Campion has won an Academy Award for Best Director for her latest film, THE POWER OF THE DOG. She is the first woman to receive two Oscar nominations for Best Director and the third woman director to win an Oscar, following Kathryn Bigelow (2010, THE HURT LOCKER) and Chloé Zhao (2021, NOMADLAND). This win continues WMM’s Oscar streak – for the last 15 years, WMM filmmakers have been nominated for or won Academy Awards. 

Women Make Movies was the first distributor to take a risk on Jane Campion’s early shorts — PEEL, PASSIONLESS MOMENTS, A GIRL’S OWN STORY, and AFTER HOURS — back in the 1980s, and we are so proud that she has now been showered with accolades and well-deserved recognition. Since our founding 50 years ago, Women Make Movies has been focused on supporting early-career filmmakers, many of whom, like Campion, go on to become leaders in the industry.  

We continue to distribute Campions’ early works today, which are available to watch on Criterion and to stream for educational use on DocuSeek. 

This blog post was updated March 28, 2022. Story originally published on February 9, 2022. 

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