Don’t Let Male Violence Overshadow the Accomplishment of a Great Woman.

It’s ironic that an award for a film about toxic masculinity is getting less attention than an act of same.

Jane Campion smiling at the podium, with her hand to her heart, as she gives her acceptance speech for Best Director at the 2022 Oscars.
Jane Campion gives her acceptance speech for Best Director at the 2022 Oscars.

On the evening of March 21, 1994, a great injustice was committed. Nominated for an Oscar in the Best Director Category for “The Piano”, Jane Campion was seated in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, but when the envelope was opened, once…

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