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Kathryn Bigelow: Oscar’s First Lady Best Director

Written by: on 8th March 2010 |
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In the history of Academy awards, women rarely wins major awards wherein most of the time men reigns in the throne. Such award is the Best Director Award. This year’s 82nd Academy award has made history by awarding it to a woman. It is in the person of Kathryn Bigelow.

Bigelow was born in San Carlos, California and an only child of a paint factory manager and a librarian. The Best Director Award that she got from Oscars is her first directorial award. She started her expression in arts as a painter being a fellow in Whitney Museum in New York. She gained her master’s in Columbia University in the graduate film program.

She started directing short films in 1978 (The Setup) and continued to make films thereafter. Among her best films which has given her a lot of credits as a director is The Hurt Locker. She got a Golden Nomination for this film and received “universal acclaim” according to Metacritic as well 97% “fresh” rating from the Top Critics of the Rotten Tomatoes .

Bigelow has shown what are the possibilities a woman could ever do.

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