Jane Campion named Best Director by LA Film Critics for “The Power of the Dog”

Jane Campion’s chances of receiving her second Oscar nomination for Best Director look better and better. She has received yet another honor for “The Power of the Dog,” her first film in more than a decade. The Los Angeles Film Critics Association named her Best Director for the Western-inspired period drama about two Montana ranchers and their relationship with a local widow and her son. The Netflix movie, which was also voted second place for best film by the group, premiered at the Venice Film Festival, where Campion took home the Silver Lion for Best Director.

In 1994, Campion received an Oscar nod for directing Holly Hunter star “The Piano.” She won an Oscar for writing the script.

Other winners of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association include CĂ©line Sciamma’s “Petit Maman” (Best Picture not in English) and “West Side Story’s” Ariana DeBose (Best Supporting Actress). Shatara Michelle Ford’s sexual assault drama “Test Pattern” and Tatiana Huezo’s growing story “Prayers for the Chair” tied to the New Generation honor. Go over to The Hollywood Reporter to see all the winners.

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