Oscar spoilers below, for those waiting for the delayed telecast!
Happy International Women’s Day, Kathryn Bigelow! Bigelow has become the first woman ever to win Best Director. Her film Hurt Locker also won Best Picture, and four other awards.
RIval film Avatar, widely tipped to sweep the awards, ended up getting complimented on its prettiness (art direction, cinematography and visual effects), and nothing else.
Commentary on my twitter feed varies from jennifergearing’s:
Quote from @stephendann: “So how long till there’s a bunch of guys whinging abt the oscars being ruined now?”
Forget it, Steve. Bigelow is not taking her hand off that damn statue.
The Hurt Locker is in so many ways an “um, no, it’s not QUITE like that” counterpoint to Avatar, though. It’s a significant win.
to jfecke’s commentary on the music:
Oh, Jebus on a cracker. “I Am Woman?” Are you fucking kidding me with this shit, Oscar?
to kehealey’s succint:
EAT IT, WHITE MAN’S BURDEN. HOW DOES IT TASTE? HOW DOES IT TASTE?
And lastly, via HuffPo, James Cameron joke-choking Kathryn Bigelow before the ceremony. Violence against women – always hilarious!