Best Director

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Oscars Still in Love With Indie Movies Barely Anyone Sees

Expanding the best picture race didn't work

(Newser) - The Academy Awards saw a big change last night, but maybe not the one they wanted. In nabbing Best Director, Kathryn Bigelow shattered the glass ceiling in an industry where only 7% of directors are women. But Bigelow’s historic win also showed that the Academy had failed in its... More »

What to Bet on Oscar Night

The Daily Beast predicts the winners

(Newser) - If you’re not sure how to bet in this year’s office Oscar pool, take a look at the Daily Beast ’s rundown of your best picks:
  • Best Picture: The Hurt Locker. In addition to being a critical darling and having swept most guild and critics’ awards so
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Cameron: Give Ex Best Director

James Cameron says Kathryn Bigelow deserves Oscar

(Newser) - James Cameron graciously insists ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow should win the Oscar for best director, not him—because he doesn’t “really need another one.” In an interview with Charlie Rose, Cameron says his “fantasy outcome” would be to win Best Picture for Avatar while Bigelow wins Best... More »

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