Film – Jane Campion wins the Directors Guild of America award

New Zealand director Jane Campion has won the Directors Guild of America Award for Best Work of the Year for her new western The Power of the Dog. This was announced by the Directors Guild of America (DGA) on Saturday in Los Angeles during a gala evening.

Western drama, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jesse Plemons, tells the story of two brothers in rural Montana in the 1920s. Campion recently won a Golden Globe for Best Director.

Maggie Gyllenhaal won Best Debut Director for family drama The Lost Daughter, which has already been released on Netflix. The DGA Awards are an important indicator of the Oscars, which will take place on March 27 this year.

Following Chloe Chow on ‘Nomadland’ last year and Kathryn Bigelow on ‘Deadly Command – The Hurt Locker’ in 2010, Campion was only the third woman in the DGA Awards’ 70+ year history to win the main prize. of this evening. After the unsuccessful 1993 nomination for “The Piano”, Campion this time faces Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg (“West Side Story”), Denis Villeneuve (“Dion”), Kenneth Branna (“Belfast”) and Paul Thomas Anderson (” Pizza”). liquorice”) across.

And in the TV Award categories, Mark Melaud and an episode of the drama “Succession” and Lucia Agnello’s “Hacks” won for best episode in a comedy series.

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