Kathryn Bigelow was the FIRST woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director for “The Hurt Locker”. Really, just now? Don’t get us wrong, we’re all for letting the best (wo)man win but surely there’s something to be said about it happening just this year.
Bigelow’s career began with her first short short film in 1978, “The Set-Up”. Bigelow was the 4th woman to be nominated for Best Director Award, the 2nd Female American director.
“I’ve spent a fair amount of time thinking about what my aptitude is, and I really think it’s to explore and push the medium. It’s not about breaking gender roles or genre traditions.” – Kathryn Bigelow