The Gotham Film & Media Institute announced today that Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jane Campion will receive a Director’s Tribute during the 2021 Gotham Awards Ceremony taking place live and in person on Monday, November 29, 2021 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.
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.”
Best known for her triple Oscar-winning THE PIANO, Campion was the first female director to win the 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. Most recently, Campion was awarded the Silver Lion for directing at the Venice International Film Festival for her film THE POWER OF THE DOG starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, and Kodi-Smit McPhee. THE POWER OF THE DOG is a See-Saw Films, Bad Girl Creek and Max Films production in association with Brightstar, The New Zealand Film Commission, Cross City Films and BBC Film, produced by Jane Campion, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Roger Frappier.
The western drama has received rave reviews and is scheduled to be released in a limited release on November 17, 2021, prior to streaming on Netflix on December 1, 2021.
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.
The Premier Sponsor of the 2021 Gotham Awards is The New York Times and the Platinum Sponsor is GreenSlate. The Official Auto Partner is Cadillac, the Official Water Partner is FIJI Water, the Official Airline Partner is JetBlue, and the Official Wine Partner is Robert Hall Winery.
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.
The 2021 Gotham Awards nominations will be revealed Thursday, October 21 at 7:00am PT / 10:00am ET.
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