The Power Of The Dog's Jane Campion has made Oscars history by becoming the first woman to be nominated twice for best director.

The New Zealand film-maker was previously nominated for 1993's The Piano.

Producers of the dark western said it had been an "incredible privilege" to work with Campion after the film scooped 12 nominations for the 94th Academy Awards.

"It has been an incredible privilege to work with Jane Campion on The Power Of The Dog," Iain Canning and Emile Sherman from See-Saw Films said in a statement.

"She is a visionary director and one of the world's finest filmmakers.

"Her artistry and graceful command of this story can be seen in every frame of the film and we are so grateful to The Academy for recognising it with 12 nominations.

"We are equally thrilled for Jane to receive her first ever Best Picture nomination and we are so proud of our incredible ensemble of cast and crew, including those nominated today."