Historic win for Kathryn Bigelow

I got swept into the hype of the latest Oscar edition.  But why wouldn’t I?  Kathryn Bigelow was the first American woman to win the directing award.   It only took 82 years.  According to the San Francisco Chronicle there is a local twist: “A talented painter, Bigelow, who was born in San Carlos, attended the San Francisco Art Institute and also taught at the California Institute of the Arts.”

The scene was similar to the Democratic primary where the odds where close to making history.   Either the first woman or African American could win the best director award.  Lee Daniels masterfully directed the movie “Precious.”

However, Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker” prevailed by winning six Oscars including: best picture, director, original screenplay, film editing, sound mixing and sound editing.

“The Hurt Locker” beat the mega money hit “Avatar.”  Even though I respect the technical advances of Avatar, there is nothing like the real thing…

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/03/08/DDM51CCERG.DTL&tsp=1

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/08/movies/awardsseason/08oscars.html?em

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