Jane Campion's The Power of the Dog wins Best Film, Best Director at BAFTAs and Critics Choice Awards

New Zealand filmmaker Dame Jane Campion has won the Best Director and Best Film honours at both the 2022 BAFTAs and Critics Choice Awards with her feature The Power of the Dog.

They are the latest in a slew of honours the western is racking up ahead of the Oscars next month, a ceremony in which it leads nominations and is the clear front-runner.

At the 2022 Critics Choice Awards, Dame Jane was presented with her directing award trophy by fellow New Zealander Taika Waititi.

Other winners announced at the ceremony in Santa Monica included Belfast for Best Ensemble Cast, while Succession, Ted Lasso and Mare of Easttown were among the big TV winners.

The British Academy Film Awards returned as an in-person event this year as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, with stars walking the red carpet at London's Royal Albert Hall for a ceremony hosted by Australian actor and comedian Rebel Wilson.

Dame Jane did not attend in person, however, as she was in the US. She was also nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, but lost to Coda.

The Power of the Dog's actors also didn't win in the categories they were nominated for, and it also lost out on awards for Best Original Score and Best Cinematography.

Dame Jane has also won the DGA Award and other directing honours for the film at the Golden Globes, the Venice Film Festival, numerous critics association awards, the Alliance of Women Film Journalists awards and those of GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics.

Other major BAFTA winners include Kenneth Brannagh's Belfast, which won Best British Film.