After Best Director Win, Jane Campion says Equity in Hollywood ‘Moving Fast’

The Power of the Dog” director Jane Campion made history Sunday when she became the third-ever woman to win the Best Director Oscar in the Academy Awards’ 94-year run.

But the way Campion sees it, the tide is quickly changing and there will soon be more women to be honored with the awards.After accepting her award, Campion headed backstage where she was quickly asked about the significance of her win.“I’m proud to have won tonight, for my film and my crew and my cast, but also to be another woman who’s going to be be followed by a fourth, a fifth, a sixth, a seventh, and an eighth,” she said.

“I’m very excited by the fact that this is moving fast now.

We need it.

Equity matters.”The first woman to win Best Director was Kathryn Bigelow, who won for 2009’s “The Hurt Locker.” Chloé Zhao

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