IMO Cameron has been running a dirty little campaign against his ex Kathryn Bigelow and her Hurt Locker. Is ‘Hurt Locker’ entirely accurate? no (is anything in TinselTown?!). Is it the most positive view of the military in Hollywood since Capra? Hell yes.
Is Cameron a sexist prick for saying in interviews Bigelow would win because it would be impossible for the academy to resist giving the first woman the statue for directorial work? IMO- damn right he is,the jealous frakker.
Bigelow has been kicking Cameron’s smurfy ass all over from Directors Guild to the Critics Choice Awards, he and his ego (apparently on par with the size of his film production budgets) can’t handle the truth, she beats him on the merits…
The poor producer of Hurt Locker can’t even attend the Oscars tonight as they were BANNED by the Academy for daring to send out an email promo that mentions Avatar spent 50 million in production and portrayed Hurt Locker as the David fighting off the mondo budget Goliath (all of which happens to be true, but Hollywood doesnt like to mix facts with their fiction apparently)
I hope Kathryn Bigelow SWEEPS the wins!! Go Hurt Locker!! (and my sentimental picks for the little statues for acting go to Sandra Bullock who has to be one of the most real peeps in Tinseltown, and Jeff Bridges who my mom tells me was superb in CrazyHeart.
To be honest I have not watched the Oscars since Joaquin Phoenix was robbed of his rightful win for his portrayal of Johnny Cash, that was almost as bad as when they gave it to Ingrid Bergman for her 3 minutes on screen in Murder on the Orient Express as a ‘makeup Oscar’ for having denied her entire career’s work, of course Lauren Bacall should have gotten that statuette, her performance in Orient Express was fabulous, but the Academy is often blind and stoopid).
The most interesting thing would be if one of the bleeding hearts (as I was recently one myself, lol) offered to fund healthcare with the costs of the jewels and gowns of the lefty celebrities in the auditorium tonight…imagine, lol?!
Breaking the celluloid ceiling: Kathryn Bigelow wins Directors Guild of America award for ‘The Hurt Locker’…
Right on. An incredible and powerful film, ‘The Hurt Locker’ keeps beating ‘Avatar’. Shockingly, Bigelow is the first woman to win this award in the history of the DGA. (and I must fess up and admit that I really get a kick out of her beating Cameron over and over, especially since he is her ex, lol).
Kathryn Bigelow has won the Directors Guild of America award for directing “The Hurt Locker,” becoming the first woman to do so in the 62 years of the DGA awards.Bigelow’s win was announced Saturday night at the conclusion of the DGA awards ceremonies at the Century Plaza. She defeated James Cameron for “Avatar,” Lee Daniels for “Precious,” Jason Reitman for “Up in the Air” and Quentin Tarantino for “Inglourious Basterds.”
Bigelow, who shot the gritty drama in Jordan, was only the seventh female to be nominated for the DGA trophy.
Bigelow said she was “stunned, honored and proud” in her brief acceptance speech.
“I felt A deep obligation to tell this story with as much honesty as possible,” she added. “This is the most incredible moment of my life.”
The DGA award is viewed as a reliable predictor of the Academy Award for best director. The same director has won both in all but six years since 1948, including last year, when Danny Boyle won both trophies for “Slumdog Millionaire.”…
Awesome!! As we noted in our previous piece, Kathryn Bigelow, director-producer of ‘The Hurt Locker’ happens to also be Cameron’s ex. Glad the serious film won. Enjoyed Avatar but it is NOT serious.
James Cameron’s “Avatar” and Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” won the most awards at Friday’s Critics’ Choice Awards, but the top honor went to Iraq war drama “The Hurt Locker” and its director-producer Kathryn Bigelow.”Locker” was named best picture and Bigelow best director.
Accepting the best picture prize, screenwriter-producer Mark Boal said the award belongs to Bigelow “for her singular vision, for her endless inspiration and for never taking no as an answer.”
Bigelow had thanked Boal when she accepted the director’s honor, saying, “I stand here really because of one man, and that’s Mark Boal.”
“It’s wonderful to have this honor,” she continued, “but the recognition should also go to the men and women who are in the field to this day.”
“Avatar” was named best action movie and it collected a heap of technical awards, including honors for cinematography, editing, art direction, sound and visual effects.
The “Basterds” cast was the critics’ pick for best ensemble. The film’s villain, Christoph Waltz, was named best supporting actor and Tarantino won for his original screenplay.
“There’s really only one group of people to thank,” Tarantino said, “and that’s the actors who actually took it from the printed page and put it up on the screen. My material is not easy. It’s hard. I cannot have dumb actors do my material.”…