New Zealand director Jane Campion won the Directors Guild of America Award for Best Work of the Year for her new Western film The Power of the Dog. This was announced by the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Saturday in Los Angeles at a gala party.
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 the 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.
After 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 70-plus-year history of the DGA Awards to win this evening’s main prize. After the unsuccessful nomination in 1993 for “The Piano”, Campion sat this time against Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg (“West Side Story”), Denis Villeneuve (“Dion”), Kenneth Branna (“Belfast”) and Paul Thomas Anderson (“Pizza”). licorice”) through.
And in the TV award categories, Mark Melaud and an episode of the drama “Succession” and Lucia Agnello’s “Hacks” took home the award for Best Episode of a Comedy Series.
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