Jane Campion Set To Receive Director’s Tribute At 2021 Gotham Awards – Deadline




EXCLUSIVE: Jane Campion, whose latest film The Power Of The Dog for Netflix has been playing the fall festival circuit to critical acclaim, has been selected to receive the Director’s Tribute at this year’s Gotham Awards ceremony which will take place live on Monday November 29, 2021 at Cipriani Wall Street.

For her much lauded 1993 film The Piano Campion was the first female director to win the Cannes Film Festival Palme D’Or and one of only seven women ever to be nominated for the Best Director Oscar. The film also received over 30 international awards along with 9 Academy Award nominations and 3 wins including for Best Screenplay for Campion. Most recently, Campion was awarded the Silver Lion for directing at the Venice International Film Festival for The Power Of The Dog which is her first theatrical feature in over a decade and which stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, and Kodi-Smit McPhee. Netflix will put it in limited theatrical release on November 17, and begin streaming on December 1.

Jeffrey Sharp, Executive Director of The Gotham Film & Media Institute, stated: “Jane Campion is a trailblazer, telling beautiful, bold stories with astounding emotional depth. With her remarkable return to feature films with The Power of the Dog, she further cements her stature as one the greatest directors working today. It’s such an honor to recognize this extraordinary filmmaker.”

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Her other films include Sweetie which premiered at Cannes; An Angel At My Table which won 7 prizes at Venice Film Festival, including the Silver Lion; The Portrait Of A Lady which was nominated for 2 Academy Awards; Holy Smoke which was nominated for the Golden Lion and won the Elvira Notari Prize at Venice; In The Cut which premiered at Toronto; and Bright Star which was nominated for the Golden Palm in Cannes.

In television, Jane created, co-wrote, co-directed and executive produced the two season mini-series Top Of The Lake .  The series ultimately received 8 Emmy Award nominations including Outstanding Lead Actress for Elizabeth Moss, who also won a Golden Globe for her performance.

It was previously announced that Kristen Stewart will receive the Performer Tribute, Eamonn Bowles the Industry Tribute, and the cast of The Harder They Fall the Ensemble Tribute.

Full nominations for the Gothams will be announced tomorrow at 10AM ET.




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