Golden Globes 2022: Jane Campion becomes third woman to win Best Director award

Golden Globes 2022: Jane Campion becomes third woman to win Best Director award
Director Jane Campion accepts The Irving M. Levin Award for Film Direction at the 2021 SFFILM Awards Night at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images)

With some exciting nominations for the 2022 Golden Globes, the question remained, who would win big this year? It turns out, the answer was a pretty clear cut one, with 'The Power of The Dog' winning Best Film, Best Supporting Actor and finally, Best Director.

While Jane Campion bagged Best Director — Motion Picture, the other nominees under this category include Kenneth Branagh for 'Belfast', Maggie Gyllenhaal for 'The Lost Daughter', Steven Spielberg for 'West Side Story', Denis Villeneuve for 'Dune'. With her win, Campion is now the third female director to win a Golden Globe, the first one being Barbra Streisand for her 1984 film, 'Yentl', followed by Chloé Zhao for her 2021 film, 'Nomadland'. 


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The official Golden Globes Twitter handle made the announcement with a tweet that read -- "Jane Campion takes home the 79th #GoldenGlobe for Best Director — Motion Picture for @TPOTD!"



Who is Jane Campion?

As per her Golden Globes profile -- "Elizabeth Jane Campion (born April 30, 1954 in Wellington, New Zealand) wrote and directed 'The Piano' (1993) starring Holly Hunter. She directed 'Portrait of a Lady' (1996) starring Nicole Kidman, from the 1881 novel by Henry James, 'Holy Smoke!' (1999) with Kate Winslet, 'In the Cut' (2003) with Meg Ryan from the erotic thriller by Susanna Moore, 'Bright Star' (2009) with Ben Whishaw as poet John Keats, she wrote and directed 'The Power of the Dog' (2021) with Benedict Cumberbatch from the 1967 novel by Thomas Savage. Campion wrote and directed for television 'An Angel at My Table' (1990), 'Top of the Lake' (2013) and 'Top of the Lake: China Girl' (2017) both starring Elisabeth Moss." 

Support came pouring in from fans as they believed that the win was a well-deserved one. "Shout out to Kodi Smit-McPhee for bringing home the Best Supporting Actor — Motion Picture and our director Jane Campion who successfully snatched the Best Director award, " tweeted a user. "Congrats to Jane Campion for winning both the Best Picture and Best Director Golden Globes for The Power Of The Dog, one of my favourite movies of last year! #GoldenGlobes" added another. "but, really, major congrats to Jane Campion for being only the THIRD woman to win a best director globe - just a shame it wasn’t for her indisputable best film, IN THE CUT" noted a fan. 






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