Bigelow Wins Directors Guild Award
JAN 31, 2010 - Kathryn Bigelow has become the first woman to win the Best Director award from the Directors Guild of America yesterday with her Iraq war thriller The Hurt Locker.
This puts her among the top favourites for the Oscar nominations and probable win. The winner of the Guild's top award has gone on to take the Best Director Oscar all but six times in the last 61 years.
Oscar nominations will be announced on Feb 2 and The Hurt Locker is expected to garner several nods, including Best Film and Best Director.
Bigelow beat out her former husband James Cameron, who had won the Golden Globe for Best Director this month for his mega-budget blockbuster Avatar.