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Kathryn Bigelow

The State of the Race – The Big Story

It feels like the weeks before ballots are due are stretching farther than they ever have before. Believe it or not there is still a full two weeks before final ballots are due. That means there is time for reflection if Academy members…

Of Frontrunners and Upsets – The Directors

This year we, have dipped into fantasy, and unshakable reality. We have come of age, confronted death, sought life's meaning in a house floated by helium balloons. We have gotten inside the head of a bomb tech and barely made it out…

Women and Bigelow

Melissa Silverstein has remarked, both on Twitter, and now in this article, that much is made of Kathryn Bigelow's looks, as if much of the driving force behind her success is that she is gorgeous. And we all know she is gorgeous. We…

Oscar Portraits

Quoting AD commenter, "to help put this whole Oscar race in perspective, legendary photographer Brigitte Lacombe has captured moments along the awards campaign trail this year:…

Bill Paxton, Bigelow in REACH!

Even my undying love for Bill Paxton made sitting through this video slightly painful. In 1988, Jim Cameron was still dating Kathryn Bigelow and he directed this video of Bill Paxton's band Martini Ranch. Back in the '80s, I know because…

Oscar Bloggers Headed to Santa Barbara

The Santa Barbara Film Fest kicks off as we speak. They have a lot of tributes and panels and such -- it is their 25th anniversary. Jeff Wells at Hollywood-Elsewhere, Kris Tapley at In Contention, Scott Feinberg at And the Winner Is and…

The State of the Race: She

There have been a very small handful of women who have gotten Directors Guild nominations. None had any chance of winning. Sixty two years of awards and not a single woman or black man (or black woman) has ever won the DGA. The DGA is…

Kathryn Bigelow Wins the DGA

Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker TV Movie: Taking Chance Television Series: Mad Men Comedy Series: Modern Family Documentary - The Cove Musical/Variety - Obama Inauguration Reality TV - Build it Bigger

DGA: Tom O’Neil Says Cameron Can’t Lose

Over at Gold Derby, Tom O'Neil is convinced that Jim Cameron is your winner: "The Hurt Locker" juggernaut sweeping the Hollywood film industry and America's movie critics right now may be largely isolated to those groups. DGA is…

The DGAs – David and Goliath

Kris Tapley says that Jim Cameron will take the Directors Guild top prize. He gives his reasons here: The answer is in the populist leanings of the guild, a vast, diluted membership that is TV-heavy, rules against sending screeners…

The Directors Guild Preview

Kathryn Bigelow The Hurt Locker James Cameron Avatar Lee Daniels Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire Jason Reitman Up In The Air Quentin Tarantino Inglourious Basterds…

Directors Roundtable

So, the DGA ballots are due on the 29th. The Oscar ballots get turned in tomorrow but the DGA is still in play. The Envelope has done some roundtable vids of our five esteemed directors. Tip off from ONTD. More after the cut. But…

Oscar Countdown – Best Director

Although I haven't been making too big a deal about it, I have to say that there is a part of me that sits here unbelieving that a woman could actually win Best Director for the first time in Oscar's 82 year history. The rules of the game…

Dargis on The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker brings out the best in Manohla Dargis, who writes something for the Oscar race (thanks to Rex for the tip): Put another way, like Peckinpah, Ms. Bigelow is brilliant at both delivering and dissecting male violence,…

Oscar’s Chance to Make History

Both David Poland and Jeff Wells are going forth and pushing Zoe Saldana for an acting nod. Poland says: When I first saw the film, the remote possibility of Ms. Saldana getting a nomination for her performance was tantalizing. I…

Houston Film Critics Winners

Thanks to Grizzly. Best Picture: The Hurt Locker Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker Best Actor: George Clooney, Up in the Air Best Actress: Carey Mulligan, An Education Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious…

Him and Her

During the shoot for Strange Days. Former couple. Two directors of two of this year's best films. Full publicity still after the cut. You wouldn't know by her pretty doe-eyed expression, but Cameron and Bigelow's marriage was over in…