We're looking for contributors

Oscar 2010: Kathryn Bigelow vs. James Cameron

Kathryn Bigelow The Hurt Locker

Among the Oscar 2010 curiosities are the following:

Ex Husbands and Wives

James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow (above) are both competing in the best director category. About two decades ago, they were married for a couple of years. Cameron's Avatar cost one trillion dollars to make and has earned about two trillion dollars at the box office. It's now the biggest, all-time, for all eternity supermegablockbuster in the history of the universe (not accounting for inflation or higher 3D/IMAX prices etc etc). Bigelow's The Hurt Locker cost about $11 million and grossed less than $13 million in North America. Let's not even mention "inflation" here.

Well, don't expect a Titanic replay. The Hurt Locker has already won both the Producers Guild and the Directors Guild awards; it's now the favorite to win the best picture Oscar. Bigelow is all but assured an Oscar statuette, which would make her the first woman to ever win in that category.

Kathryn Bigelow & Nominated Woman Directors

Back to Bigelow: Kathryn Bigelow is only the fourth woman to be nominated for best director. Previous nominees were Italian Lina Wertmüller (Seven Beauties, 1976), New Zealander Jane Campion (The Piano, 1993), and American Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation, 2003). The gap between nominations keeps getting smaller. Perhaps we'll have another nominated female director within three or four years. Hey, slow progress is better than none whatsoever.

Up for Best Picture

Pete Docter's Up is the first animated feature to be included in the best picture category since Beauty and the Beast (1991). And they're the only two so far.

Photo: The Hurt Locker (Jonathan Olley / Summit Entertainment)

If you found Oscar 2010: Kathryn Bigelow vs. James Cameron an informative post, please recommend it to your friends. See share buttons above and on the left.
And consider following Alt Film Guide on Facebook and/or joining the FB group All About Movies.
Oscar 2010: Kathryn Bigelow vs. James Cameron © 2004-2015 Alt Film Guide and/or author(s). Text NOT to be reproduced without prior written consent.

Continue Reading: Oscar 2010: Those That Didn't Make It

Previous Post: Meryl Streep Breaks Oscar Record


You can leave your comment about Oscar 2010: Kathryn Bigelow vs. James Cameron in the space below. Important: Different views and opinions are perfectly fine, but courtesy and respect are imperative. Abusive, bigoted, baseless (spreading misinformation), and/or inflammatory comments will be deleted, and such commenters may be banned.

You can use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

2 Comments to Oscar 2010: Kathryn Bigelow vs. James Cameron

  1. dardan

    avatar definetly the hurt locker sucks

  2. bibi

    Kathryn Bigelow all the way!!!!!!!




Mary Pickford's Oscars' Sale Blocked
AVATAR to Beat SHERLOCK HOLMES at Christmas Weekend Box Office
AVATAR Tops Weekend Box Office, Denzel Washington's THE BOOK OF ELI #2
2010 Oscar Predictions: Best Actor Jeff Bridges
THE HURT LOCKER's Mark Boal - 2010 Oscar Acceptance Speech
ECLIPSE Has Broken Another Box Office Record – Not a Good One This Time
Leonardo DiCaprio's INCEPTION (Barely) Crosses $100m Milestone: Box Office
Robert Pattinson, Sarah Gadon: COSMOPOLIS Photo
Nick Stahl Missing
ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT Box Office Moderate