Hurt Locker's Kathryn Bigelow Wins Directors Guild Award!
by Alex Billington
January 31, 2010
The Hurt Locker and director Kathryn Bigelow have finally won their first major award at the Directors Guild of America Awards held yesterday at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Bigelow won the award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film over her fellow nominees including: James Cameron for Avatar, Lee Daniels for Precious, Jason Reitman for Up in the Air, & Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds. Louie Psihoyos also won the documentary award for The Cove. Could this be an early sign that The Hurt Locker and/or Kathryn Bigelow might end up wining some Oscars in March? What do you think?
"This is the most incredible moment of my life," Bigelow said at the ceremony. "This is amazing… I am so deeply stunned and honored and proud." This is the first time in DGA history that a female director has won the award. I do certainly think Bigelow deserved it, but overall I'm not sure I would've personally chosen her (I was rooting for Reitman or Cameron). All of the directors nominated this year are quite amazing, and I think every one of them honestly deserved to win. I think this may be a sign that The Hurt Locker and/or Bigelow may go on to win an Oscar, since the DGA Awards are usually an early sign of what's to come. The nominations for the Academy Awards will be announced this Tuesday. Thoughts on Bigelow's win?