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