Best Director Kathryn Bigelow: First Woman in the History of Oscars


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.

Complete List of Oscars 2010 Winners and Highlights

The most awaited Academy Awards or Oscar for 2010 just completely announced the last and final award – the Best Motion Picture of the year 2010 that was awarded to “The Hurt Locker” directed by Kathryn Bigelow who also won Best Director for the year.  It is an amazing twist as people expected Avatar to win Best Motion picture.  It is true enough that Avatar made millions of sales from the movie and it is really more popular over The Hurt Locker.  But, for the Academy Awards, The Hurt Locker won the overall best picture of the year.

There is also some highlighted buzz about James Cameron going against ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow but all this is technically irrelevant for the Academy Awards.  Those were the main highlights of the night.  To add,  Sandra Bullock won the Best Actress over Meryl Streep for “The Blind Side.”  The Best Actor in Leading role went to Jeff Bridges over George Clooney, Morgan Freeman and Colin Firth.

It was a very exciting night indeed.  What do you think of the results Oscars this year?

For a complete list of the Oscars 2010 Winners click here.

Oscars 2010 Results: Winners of the 82nd Academy Awards

Finally, the winners of the 82nd Academy Awards has been officially announced and released. Many movie fanatics didn’t expect the results of this year’s Oscars. Just like Avatar fans, they really expected that Avatar will be the one who will receive most awards, specially the 2010 Best Film, but The Hurt Locker defeated the Blue Aliens from Pandora.

To be honest, I haven’t seen The Hurt Locker yet. I think it’s a good movie. I should be watching it when I went to Singapore last year, but time didn’t allow me to.

This year, I was surprised that they’ve dominated the Oscars 2010. This victory enticed me to watch The Hurt Locker and judge the movie myself if it really deserves on stomping out of Avatar from its destiny.

Check out this article by Amanda Roverfield for the list of Oscar 2010 winners.

Oscars 2010: Pays Tribute to John Hughes

82nd Academy Awards has paid tribute to the late John Hughes. A montage containing his films and crafts and memories in the business was presented by the show’s hosts Matthew Broderick and Molly Ringwald. After which, his most famous leading actors, Anthony Michael Hall, Macaulay Culkin, Jon Cryer, Ally Sheedy and Judd Nelson made some speeches about him.

John Hughes died last August 6, 2009 due to Heart Attack in his home in Manhattan. Among of his most well known films are the first and the second parts of the “Home Alone” franchise, “Pretty In Pink,” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” While no longer active in Hollywood, he more recently provided the stories for films including “Maid in Manhattan” and “Drillbit Taylor” using the pseudonym Edmond Dantes.

The filmmaker, whom critic Roger Ebert once called “the philosopher of adolescence,” was a major influence on filmmakers including Wes Anderson, Kevin Smith and Judd Apatow, who told the L.A. Times last year, “Basically, my stuff is just John Hughes films with four-letter words.”

Hughes family were present in the audience when the tribute was presented.