Kathryn Bigelow Makes Oscar History

How apt that on international Women’s Day, Kathryn Bigelow should become the first woman ever to pick up an Oscar for Best Director.

With ginormous odds stacked against her and some intimidating company in her category, Kathryn stayed cool in the spotlight last night as she took to the stage to accept her award for her movie The Hurt Locker.

She surprised the Academy as well as audiences around the world because not only is she a female director nominated for an Oscar, only the third to be so, but for the fact that her movie was an war-based action flick.

It also cost a mere £8 million to produce and is the lowest grossing movie to ever win the Best Picture award; she really did earn her nickname ‘Kathryn The Great’.

In her acceptance speech she said, “There’s no other way to describe it. It’s the moment of a lifetime. I’d just like to dedicate this to the women and men in the military who risk their lives on a daily basis.”

Beating out ex-husband James Cameron for his 3D epic Avatar, the pair laughed around at the ceremony with James mock-strangling Kathryn for beating him. There seems to be a friendship between the two and hopefully she will rub off on him as Avatar managed to only pick up technical awards last night.

I bet the Birds Eye View film festival are pretty pleased this morning; they celebrate women in film and had a screening last week of The Hurt Locker.


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