31 Jan

Rarely have I been so pleased to make an inaccurate projection: Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker”) has vanquished her ex-husband James Cameron (“Avatar”) to win the 62nd DGA Award, becoming the first woman to ever win that prize and strongly positioning herself to make history at the Academy Awards on March 7 by becoming the first woman to ever win the best director Oscar. The winners of those two prizes have corresponded on all but 6 occasions over the past 61 years. Bigelow’s win also bodes well for her film’s prospects at the Oscars, since the DGA winner’s film has won the best picture Oscar on all but 13 occasions.

Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Photo: Kathryn Bigelow on the set of “The Hurt Locker.” Credit: Summit.

Related Reading:The Bigelow Enigma,” “Before and After Bigelow: Great Female Directors

2 Responses

  1. Rob 31. Jan, 2010 12:00 pm #

    and you think she’ll win an Oscar for the first movie ever to be in the Red ? Its a joke.

    She is not the best female director – cpmpared to Wertmuller . she a hack action director

  2. Anthony 01. Feb, 2010 11:26 am #

    What a great film. Well done..she deserves it

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