Published on: 28 March 2022 in Industry

Jane Campion becomes the third woman in Oscar history to win Best Director as 2022 Academy Awards announced

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The Academy Awards were announced on Sunday night, and while the ceremony was overtaken by controversy, there was still time to present some historic wins.

The Power of the Dog director Jane Campion took home the award for Best Director, becoming only the third woman in Oscar history to do so. The award also meant that following Chloe Zhao’s win in 2021, successive women directors have won the award for the first time in Oscar history.

Meanwhile, CODA — directed by Sian Heder — took home the award for Best Picture. Sian Heder also won the award for Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor went to CODA star Troy Kotsur.

The award for Best Animated Short went to The Windshield Wiper, directed by Alberto Mieglo. Best Documentary Short was awarded to The Queen of Basketball, directed by Ben Proudfoot, and Best Live Action Short went to The Long Goodbye, directed by Aneil Karia. 

Best Documentary Feature was awarded to Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised), directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson. Meanwhile, the award for Animated Feature went to Encanto, directed by Jared Bush, Byron Howard and co-directed by Charise Castro-Smith. The award Best International Feature went to Drive My Car, directed by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi.

Congratulation from Directors UK to all of this year’s fantastic winners and nominees! You can read a full list of winners here. 

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