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American film director


Kathryn Ann Bigelow is an American film director, working in the science fiction, action and horror genres. Her best-known films are the 1987 horror film Near Dark and the 2009 war film The Hurt Locker. She won the 2009 Directors Guild of America award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for directing her latest motion picture, The Hurt Locker, the first woman to do so. She was also nominated for a 2009 Golden Globe and an Oscar for her direction of that film. In 2010, she became the fourth woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director after Lina Wertmüller for Seven Beauties (1976), Jane Campion for The Piano (1993) and Sofia Coppola for Lost in Translation (2003).

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 This really is... There's no other way to describe it, it's the moment of a lifetime. First of all, this is so extraordinary to be in the company of such powerful, my fellow nominees, such powerful filmmakers who have inspired me and I have admired for, some of whom, for decades. And thank you to every member of the Academy. This is, again, the moment of a lifetime. 
— Kathryn Bigelow in her Oscar acceptance speech after winning the Academy Award for Best Director for her movie The Hurt Locker / March 07, 2010
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 I would not be standing here if it wasn't for Mark Boal, who risked his life for the words on the page and wrote such a courageous screenplay that I was fortunate enough to have an extraordinary cast bring that screenplay to life. And Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie and Brian Geraghty. And, I think the secret to directing is collaborating and I had truly an extraordinary group of collaborators in my crew. Barry Ackroyd and Kalle JÚlíusson and Bob Murawski, Chris Innis, Ray Beckett, Richard Stutsman and if I could just also thank my producing partners, Greg Shapiro, Nick Chartier and my wonderful agent, Brian Siberell, and the people of Jordan, who were, such a... so hospitable to us when we were shooting. And I'd just like to dedicate this to the women and men in the military who risk their lives on a daily basis in Iraq and Afghanistan and around the world. And may they come home safe. Thank you. 
— Kathryn Bigelow in her Oscar acceptance speech after winning the Academy Award for Best Director for her movie The Hurt Locker / March 07, 2010
 I was just gonna reiterate that with Rob and Patrick, who took a very brave shot with this movie. And we owe them dearly. Perhaps one more dedication, to men and women all over the world who… Sorry to reiterate, but wear a uniform, but even not just the military – HazMat, emergency, firemen. They're there for us and we're there for them. Thank you. Thank you. 
— Kathryn Bigelow in her acceptance speech for winning the Academy Award for Best Picture for The Hurt Locker / March 07, 2010