Jane Campion Wins Top DGA Award for ‘The Power of the Dog’

Jane Campion made history at the DGA Awards on Saturday, becoming the second consecutive woman to win the kudo for theatrical feature film director — and only the third in its history.

Campion won for Netflix’s “The Power of the Dog.”.The win gives Campion even more of an edge in the Oscar race as this year’s film awards season heads into the homestretch.

Campion won over Kenneth Branagh for “Belfast” (Focus Features), Paul Thomas Anderson for “Licorice Pizza” (MGM/United Artists Releasing), Steven Spielberg for “West Side Story” (20th Century Studios) and Denis Villeneuve for “Dune” (Warner Bros).“I care about women having voices, and I’m so excited about the next generation of filmmakers,” Campion said.

Campion was presented the award by Chloé Zhao, who won the category last year for “Nomadland.”The Directors Guild of America’s 74th annual DGA Awards returned to an in-person event

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