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Kathryn Bigelow Scoops DGA Prize
Hurt Locker helmer is directors' choice

31 January 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: DGA

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To the well-deserved cheers of her colleagues, The Hurt Locker's Kathryn Bigelow hefted the Directors Guild of America award for Outstanding Directorial Effort In Feature Film this weekend, calling it "the most incredible moment of my life."

It's also incredible for the guild itself, since Bigelow is the first woman to win the award, which has been a reliable pointer to the Best Director Oscar for years (how reliable? since the DGA started the awards in 1948, only six people have failed to score both gongs).

Which gives Bigelow and the film she made a little more momentum come Academy Awards night, and James Cameron's Avatar a little more competition.

In other DGA news, Louie Psihoyos won the documentary prize for his heart-rending and heroic film about the slaughter of dolphins in Japan, The Cove.

And in the TV categories, Mad Men scooped the Dramatic Series prize while sitcom Modern Family finally picked up an award after losing to the likes of Glee in other competitions.

For a full list of winners (you know you want to find out), check out the official DGA page.

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RE: Kathryn Bigelow Scoops DGA Prize
Good for her, she definitely deserves it. I've always been a major fan, but it's nice to see that the rest of the world is beginning to realize how good she is. More

Posted by Kazuya at 10:02 on 03 February 2010 | Report This Post

Imo I think 'Avatar' will trash everything at the Oscar, but 'The HUrt Locker' deserves to be acknowledged. Tech_noir: kudos to 'Near Dark', 'Point Break' 'The Hurt Locker', and 'Blue Steel' (quite under-rated)...not too pleased with 'Strange Days' (could have been great, but wasn't) or 'K-19' (v.poor). I look forward to more good things from her, plus she's rather hot looking. More

Posted by VijayUK at 15:49 on 01 February 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Kathryn Bigelow Scoops DGA Prize
Excellent news!   Bigelow is one of my all time favourites, get that Oscar! More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 12:13 on 01 February 2010 | Report This Post

Well halelujah for sanity. Congrats. More

Posted by ThismonkeyhasRAGE at 11:33 on 01 February 2010 | Report This Post

Hope it goes to Bigelow or Cameron, either one of 'em deserves it for both their jaw dropping films. More

Posted by umer_ejaz at 18:29 on 31 January 2010 | Report This Post

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