Jane Campion has won the Oscar for best director at the 94th Academy Awards, currently under way at the Dolby theatre in Los Angeles.
This is her second Oscar win, having taken the best original screenplay award in 1994 for The Piano; she was nominated for best director for the same film but lost to Steven Spielberg for Schindler’s List. Spielberg’s nomination this year made him the first director nominated over six decades.
Campion has already won a string of prizes for the film, including best director at the Baftas, Golden Globes and Directors Guild of America awards, and the Silver Lion prize for best director at the Venice film festival.
Campion becomes the third woman to win the award, after Chloé Zhao in 2021 and Kathryn Bigelow in 2010.