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Friday, January 29, 2010

Rethinking the Oscar race

Now I'm motivated. I read somewhere that Kathryn Bigelow would be the first woman to win a Best Director Oscar (only 3 women have ever been nominated). That's something I can get behind. And it's for a very non-typical movie for a woman. And her chances are not completely remote - the movie is making a lot of Top 10 lists and clearly she's a legitimate contender in the contest, especially now that The Hurt Locker got the Producers Guild award. Her competition is mostly her ex-husband, James Cameron (how weird and coincidental and awkward) and Quentin Tarantino for Inglorious Basterds. A lot can happen before March (the winners are announced on March 7), in terms of perceptions and positioning, but now at least I have someone to root for!



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