The recently concluded 82nd Academy Awards has just awarded Kathryn Bigelow as the Best Director for the film The Hurt Locker. Aside from that she became the first woman whoever got such award in the history of Oscars. Among her contenders in the Best Director category is her Ex-husband James Cameron who has been so famous lately for the success of his film Avatar. Once again, both personalities, Bigelow and Cameron are nominated in the Best Picture category wherein Bigelow bagged the win. She is the fourth woman in history of Oscars and only the second American woman to be nominated for the honor.
Bigelow also won the Best Film and Best Director at the 2010 British Academy Film Awards. Her film Hurt Locker has bagged 6 awards in the Academy Awards which includes Best Director, Best Motion Picture, Best Film Editing, Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing.