The Oscars 2022
La Biennale di Venezia wishes to congratulate Jane Campion and the producers of The Power of the Dog – the film that won the Silver Lion for Best Director at the 78th Venice International Film Festival 2021 – for also winning the award for Best Director at the Oscars Ceremony.
La Biennale also wishes to congratulate Denis Villeneuve and the producers of Dune, presented Out of Competition at the 78th Venice International Film Festival, for the six Academy Awards it won in the following categories: Cinematography, Original Score, Production Design, Sound, Visual Effects, Film Editing.
As for Jane Campion’s award for Best Director for The Power of the Dog, this is the third time in the history of the Academy Awards that a film directed by a woman has won the Oscar for Best Director, after The Hurt Locker (2008) by Kathryn Bigelow, and Nomadland (2020) by Chloé Zhao, both of which also premiered at the Venice Film Festival.
In the past nine editions of the Academy Awards, this is the seventh time that the award for Best Director has gone to films that premiered at the Venice Film Festival, following Gravity (2013) by Alfonso Cuarón, Birdman (2014) by Alejandro G. Iñarritu, La La Land (2016) by Damien Chazelle, The Shape of Water (2017) by Guillermo del Toro, Roma (2018) by Alfonso Cuarón, and Nomadland (2020) by Chloé Zhao.
The 79th Venice International Film Festival, directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by La Biennale di Venezia, will be held from 31 August to 10 September 2022.