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Bigelow first woman to win DGA

Feb. 1, 2010by:

Normally I don't think I'd report much on the DGA winners (especially with the Oscar nominations being announced tomorrow) but this year's ceremony was historical. Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win the DGA award for Feature Film Directing since the awards were launched in 1948. Bigelow beat out some big names in the category including her ex-husband James Cameron and Quentin Tarantino (Jason Reitman and Lee Daniels rounded out the nominees). According to attendees, Bigelow's win was met with rapturous applause at the ceremony, including Cameron who was expected to be her closest competitor.

The DGA awards are almost always a correct predictor of who will win the Oscar with only six exceptions in its 60-plus years. Should she continue her success through the Academy Awards she would also be the first woman to win the Oscar for Best Director (Sofia Coppola, Jane Campion and Lisa Wertmuller were previously nominated). It should certainly make for an interesting race this year though honestly I think Tarantino's work on INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS should offer up just as much competition for Bigelow as Cameron does for AVATAR.

As previously mentioned, the Oscar nominations will be announced tomorrow morning at 8:40am EST so keep your eyes peeled to JoBlo.com as we bring them to you.

Extra Tidbit: That Kathryn Bigelow isn't directing the next James Bond movie baffles me.
Source: IndieWire

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7:29PM on 02/01/2010
I can't say I even remotely agree with the choice, but it's definitely a part of history I'm stoked to be a part of.
I can't say I even remotely agree with the choice, but it's definitely a part of history I'm stoked to be a part of.
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11:46PM on 02/01/2010
You are in no way a part of this.
You are in no way a part of this.
3:22PM on 02/01/2010

On directing a James Bond movie.


If it's the Kathryn Bigelow who gave us "Point Break" absolutely. If it's the Kathryn Bigelow who delivered the horribly shot "The Hurt Locker" then no thank you. We already had that atrocious cinematography in "Quantum of Solace."

Is Martin Campbell the only director capable of making a Bond film anymore?

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If it's the Kathryn Bigelow who gave us "Point Break" absolutely. If it's the Kathryn Bigelow who delivered the horribly shot "The Hurt Locker" then no thank you. We already had that atrocious cinematography in "Quantum of Solace."

Is Martin Campbell the only director capable of making a Bond film anymore?

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2:36PM on 02/01/2010
Well deserved award for her.
Well deserved award for her.
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2:32PM on 02/01/2010
awesome news. shes been one of my favorite directors for a while. loveless, near dark, point break, strange days..all great movies. ashamed to say i havent seen hurt locker yet but i plan on picking it up soon.
awesome news. shes been one of my favorite directors for a while. loveless, near dark, point break, strange days..all great movies. ashamed to say i havent seen hurt locker yet but i plan on picking it up soon.
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12:33PM on 02/01/2010
I expect Bigelow will be nominated and likely win and she deserves it. The Hurt Locker was the best movie of the year.

And Tarantino should be given a nomination for his fine work on Inglourious Basterds. It was his best film to date.

And it'd be great if Jeremy Renner got a nomination. Even if he is the dark horse, at least give him a nomination.
I expect Bigelow will be nominated and likely win and she deserves it. The Hurt Locker was the best movie of the year.

And Tarantino should be given a nomination for his fine work on Inglourious Basterds. It was his best film to date.

And it'd be great if Jeremy Renner got a nomination. Even if he is the dark horse, at least give him a nomination.
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11:40AM on 02/01/2010

What the hell are the DGA awards?

Just sayin'...you know...if you're gonna talk about it, maybe clue your readers in?
Just sayin'...you know...if you're gonna talk about it, maybe clue your readers in?
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1:17PM on 02/01/2010
If you are going to pretend to be a movie fan, have a little knowledge please.

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If you are going to pretend to be a movie fan, have a little knowledge please.

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10:21AM on 02/01/2010
Good for her. With the nominations coming out tomorrow I really hope Renner gets recognized for The Hurt Locker and that Rockwell gets recognized for Moon.
Good for her. With the nominations coming out tomorrow I really hope Renner gets recognized for The Hurt Locker and that Rockwell gets recognized for Moon.
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10:27AM on 02/01/2010
I'm afraid we won't get both. With Bridges, Clooney, Freeman, and Firth as locks pretty much from the outset, that's leaving only one spot.

I'd rather see Rockwell get it. He's given so many strong performances over the years, and this is certainly among his best. He deserves at least a nom.
I'm afraid we won't get both. With Bridges, Clooney, Freeman, and Firth as locks pretty much from the outset, that's leaving only one spot.

I'd rather see Rockwell get it. He's given so many strong performances over the years, and this is certainly among his best. He deserves at least a nom.
10:10AM on 02/01/2010

BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR TODAY ...

... hands down !!!!!
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9:42AM on 02/01/2010

Agreed, it's certainly well-deserved

But I think there's more competition from Reitman than Tarantino. Not knocking Basterds AT ALL (loved it), but Up in the Air just seems to mean so much more as a cinematic achievement THIS year. With unemployment being as it is, Reitman was able to create such a subtle yet resonating film, one not to be underestimated.

It's a shame each of those four (Bigelow, Cameron, Reitman, and Tarantino) can't take home the statue. But that's just what's going to make the Oscars exciting to watch
But I think there's more competition from Reitman than Tarantino. Not knocking Basterds AT ALL (loved it), but Up in the Air just seems to mean so much more as a cinematic achievement THIS year. With unemployment being as it is, Reitman was able to create such a subtle yet resonating film, one not to be underestimated.

It's a shame each of those four (Bigelow, Cameron, Reitman, and Tarantino) can't take home the statue. But that's just what's going to make the Oscars exciting to watch (for Best Pic, too, seeing as all four will see their films getting noms).
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10:09AM on 02/01/2010
Which is why Reitman will probably be one of the top candidates for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars.
Which is why Reitman will probably be one of the top candidates for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars.
10:24AM on 02/01/2010
Agreed. He has it for Adapted. It's a phenomenal "adaptation" and a true compliment to the rather subpar book. The film's only really similar in a few names and profession.
Agreed. He has it for Adapted. It's a phenomenal "adaptation" and a true compliment to the rather subpar book. The film's only really similar in a few names and profession.
9:32AM on 02/01/2010
Well deserved. i think only Tarantino or Cameron can give he a run for her money. But they all did so well... I wouldnt complain if any of those 3 took top honors.
Well deserved. i think only Tarantino or Cameron can give he a run for her money. But they all did so well... I wouldnt complain if any of those 3 took top honors.
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