Bigelow earns directing Oscar for `Hurt Locker'

The Associated Press, Sunday, March 7, 2010, 8:57pm (PST)
  • LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kathryn Bigelow has won the best-director Academy Award for her Iraq War thriller "The Hurt Locker."

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    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 are ex-husband James Cameron, the best-director winner for 1997's "Titanic" who was nominated this time for his sci-fi spectacle "Avatar." Bigelow and Cameron were married from 1989-91.

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    The acting prizes went to Sandra Bullock as best actress for "The Blind Side"; Jeff Bridges as best actor for "Crazy Heart"; Mo'Nique as supporting actress for "Precious"; and Christoph Waltz as supporting actor for "Inglourious Basterds."

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