Kathryn Bigelow named director of the year at DGA awards

source: dga.org

The Hurt Locker continued its unparalleled awards season reign at the Director’s Guild of America awards this past weekend. Director Kathryn Bigelow was awarded Outstanding Directorial Achievement for a Feature Film, the first female director in the history of the ceremony to do so.

Bigelow received the honour over fellow nominees Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds), Jason Reitman (Up in the Air), Lee Daniels (Precious) and ex-husband James Cameron (Avatar).

“This is the most incredible moment of my life,” Bigelow said.

The Cove
helmer Louie Psihoyos took home Outstanding Directorial Achievement for a Documentary.

In the 61 year history of the awards, 54 of the winners have gone on to take the Best Director prize at the Academy Awards. 47 of the DGA winners have gone on to win Best Picture.

The 82nd Academy Award nominations will be announced February 2nd.

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One Response to “Kathryn Bigelow named director of the year at DGA awards”

  1. I really enjoyed The Hurt Locker. Some friends had managed to get their hands on a copy and were having a mini screening that I happened to be around for. It isn't particularly flashy, just gritty and real. Understated, but still subtly moving. It maintains good tension throughout. For a film about a bomb squad, there aren't a stupid number of explosion. Rather, each is used quite deliberately and to good effect. There is far more tension without explosions.Highly recommend it. But don't go expecting the next Hollywood blockbuster.

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