Power of the Dog, The: Western Wins Best Film (Netflix), Best Director (Jane Campion)

‘Power of the Dog’ Wins Best Film, Director, ‘Dune’ Dominates Crafts

‘CODA’ and ‘West Side Story’ claimed two awards, while Will Smith and Joanna Scanlan won the leading performance honors.

But it was Jane Campion’s gothic Western The Power of the Dog that took the top prizes of Best Film and Best Director.

As expected, Dune — which went into the ceremony with 11 nominations — dominated the craft categories, winning five awards in total, including for cinematography, special visual effects, sound, original score and production design. The Power of the Dog, which had eight nominations, won best film and best director.

Also claiming two wins was CODA — for best supporting actor (Troy Kotsur) and best original screenplay — and West Side Story, for supporting actress (Ariana DeBose) and casting.


Lady Gaga, Ariana DeBose, Alana Haim
The other performance categories went to Will Smith for leading actor in King Richard and, in perhaps the evening’s most unexpected result, Joanna Scanlan for After Love.

Rebel Wilson hosted the ceremony — a glitzy return to an in-person event following last year’s pandemic-impacted virtual edition — serving up a solid array of gags poking fun at the attendees and herself. Keeping things topical, she also used the opportunity to touch on the war in Ukraine, at one point giving Russian president Vladimir Putin the middle finger.

With the DGA Awards having taken place on Saturday and Critics Choice Awards later on Sunday, several of the winners weren’t present to collect their awards, including Campion, Smith and Paul Thomas Anderson.

See the full list of winners below.