This article was written by John Farr.
“When Kathryn Bigelow snagged Best Picture and Best Director at last year’s Oscars, I was thrilled primarily because a) I thought the picture (“The Hurt Locker”) richly deserved it; and b) I hated the idea of the visually stunning but narratively challenged “Avatar” — and its prickly, unabashedly egotistical director — winning the big prize.
It was also, of course, high time that a woman won, though in the history of the Oscars there have been precious few instances when female directors even had the chance: over 80+ years of Academy Award history, prior to Bigelow, female directors had received a total of three nominations.”
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