Monday, August 15, 2022

Jane Campion BAFTA for The Power of the Dog, Greig Fraser for Dune

Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog has taken out Best film at the 2022 BAFTA Awards with Campion also taking out the Award for Best Director.

Star of the film, Benedict Cumberbatch, accepted the Award on behalf of the New Zealand director, screenwriter, and producer who was in the U.S. having attended the Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles where she took out Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for The Power of the Dog.

Meanwhile, Greig Fraser ASC ACS took kout the BAFTA Award for Cinematography for his work on the Denis Villeneuve feature, Dune.

Fraser was unable to accept his award in person, due to a last minute COVID-19 diagnosis, but said in a statement, “I am honoured to receive this award from such a distinguished body, which celebrates the crafts of our industry. DUNE is greater than the sum of its parts, and I certainly wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for my camera team, the sound department, the outstanding music composers, the hair and makeup artists, editors, costumers, art and production design departments. The list of people I am indebted to is too long to share, but you know who you are.

“I’d have no business accepting this award without thanking my wife Jodie. You have been the greatest supporter and the reason I am able to forge my path in this challenging industry.

“And, of course, Denis Villeneuve. I am grateful you took me on this journey with you, and I can’t wait to see where it takes us next.

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