Sunday, January 31, 2010
Kathryn Bigelow wins the 2010 DGA (Director's Guild of America) award for "The Hurt Locker" beating out James Cameron (Avatar), Jason Reitman (Up In The Air), Quentin Tarantino (Inglorious Bastards) and Lee Daniels (Precious). She becomes the first female film director to win the award in 62 years. The film recently also won Best Picture at the PGA awards (Producers Guild of America).
This gives The Hurt Locker a great push for Best Director and Best Picture come Oscar time. Nominations for those get announced on Tuesday.
I've been a fan of Kathryn Bigelow's work for many years, not because she's a woman, but because she's done some really great films. Some of her well known titles are Near Dark, Point Break, Strange Days, K-19:Widowmaker just to name a few. You can check out the full list on her IMDB page (here). So I'm really happy and excited that she won. A well deserved win for a critically acclaimed film. One up for women filmmakers!