Kathryn Bigelow Takes DGA Top Prize for “The Hurt Locker”

2/03/2010 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Lita Robinson

Recently, after enduring what some have described as an all-out snub at the Golden Globes, director Kathryn Bigelow was awarded the Directors’ Guild of America’s top prize for helming one of this year’s critical favorites, Iraq war drama “The Hurt Locker.”

Oscar predictions are now split between “Avatar” director James Cameron, who took home statues for both best director and best motion picture (drama) at the Golden Globes, and Bigelow, whose win at the DGA puts her squarely back in contention for the March 7, 2010 awards.

What makes this rivalry extra intriguing is the Billy Wilder-like connection between Bigelow and Cameron--they used to be married. Just imagine Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable bickering about the best new editing techniques and most lifelike CGI software, and you can almost smell the remake--call it “It Happened in 3-D.” Whatever the outcome at the Academy Awards, it’s sure to be a Hollywood ending one way or the other.

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