21 Facts About Jane Campion


Dame Elizabeth Jane Campion was born on 30 April 1954 and is a New Zealand filmmaker.

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Jane Campion's has received two Academy Awards, two BAFTA Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards for her critically acclaimed films, The Piano, and The Power of the Dog (2021).

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Jane Campion was appointed a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2016 New Year Honours, for services to film.

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Jane Campion is known as a groundbreaking female director and is currently the only woman to be nominated twice for Academy Award for Best Director, and is the first female filmmaker to receive the Palme d'Or for The Piano (1993) which won her the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

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Jane Campion's made history at the 94th Academy Awards when she won Best Director for The Power of the Dog, making her the oldest female director to win, the first woman to win Academy Awards for both directing and screenwriting in her different films, and the first woman not to win Best Picture after winning Best Director.

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Jane Campion's broke the same barrier at the 78th Venice International Film Festival when she won the Silver Lion award.

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Jane Campion's is the third woman to win the Directors Guild of America Award for Feature Film.

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Jane Campion's co-created the television series Top of the Lake and received three Primetime Emmy Award nominations.

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Jane Campion initially rejected the idea of a career in the dramatic arts and graduated instead with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Victoria University of Wellington in 1975.

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Jane Campion's earned a graduate diploma in visual arts from the Sydney College of the Arts at the University of Sydney in 1981.

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At the 66th Academy Awards, Jane Campion was the second woman ever to be nominated for Best Director for her movie The Piano.

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Jane Campion was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special.

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Jane Campion's was the head of the jury for the Cinefondation and Short Film sections at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and the head of the jury for the main competition section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

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In 2014, it was announced that Jane Campion was nearing a deal to direct an adaptation of Rachel Kushner's novel The Flamethrowers.

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In 2015, Jane Campion confirmed that she would co-direct and co-write a second season of Top of the Lake with the story moved to Sydney and Harbour City, Hong Kong, and with Elisabeth Moss reprising her role as Robin Griffin.

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Jane Campion earned three nominations in the respective categories for Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Picture at the Golden Globe Awards, AACTA International Awards, Critics' Choice Movie Awards, and Satellite Awards.

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Jane Campion issued an apology to Serena and Venus Williams following criticism of her acceptance speech for Critics Choice Movie Award for Best Director, in which Jane Campion said, "And you know, Serena and Venus, you are such marvels.

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Jane Campion became the first woman to receive multiple Best Director nominations, and she won Best Director for the film.

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Jane Campion's is the first woman to win Best Director without winning a corresponding Best Picture.

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In 1992, Jane Campion married Colin David Englert, an Australian who worked as a second unit director on The Piano.

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Jane Campion was appointed a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2016 New Year Honours, for services to film.

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