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The Hurt Locker Dominates as Bigelow Snags Best Director

First directing honors for a woman as Iraq thriller reaps 5 awards

(Newser) - The Iraq war thriller The Hurt Locker earned the Best Picture Academy Award tonight, and Kathryn Bigelow won for best director. Bigelow is the first woman in the 82-year history of the Oscars to earn Hollywood's top prize for filmmakers. Among those Bigelow beat were ex-husband James Cameron, the best... More »

Oscar Stars Dazzle Despite Showers

Cameron vs. Bigelow, Streep vs. Bullock, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin

(Newser) - Intermittent downpours pounded the tent over the red carpet at the Kodak Theater tonight, as stars gathered for the first Academy Awards with 10 best-picture nominees since 1943. Voters are expected to go very big or very small on their best-picture winner, with the two favorites the as-big-as-it-gets blockbuster Avatar... 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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Hurt Locker, Bigelow Dominate BAFTAs

Iraq war movie captures best film, director, original screenplay

(Newser) - The Hurt Locker ran roughshod over the competition at tonight's BAFTAs, capturing best film, best director, and best original screenplay among its six trophies—four more than Avatar scored. "My heart's beating so fast I can barely talk," said Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow, whose rivalry with ex-husband... More »

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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