This article from NewsBlaze is basically a summary of the Oscars, but the headline caught my attention: “Kathryn Bigelow Advances Achievement of Women with Hurt Locker”
Now, to be fair, I’m glad that Hurt Locker got a lot of good attention. I personally haven’t been to the movies since Sweeney Todd was in theaters (what can I say, I’ve got a thing for offbeat, uber-violent musicals. And Johnny Depp*. I’m not asking you to understand.) But I’ve heard pretty good things about Hurt Locker. If I wanted to see a movie, maybe I’d consider that one. (OK, I do really want to see Alice in Wonderland, but we’re getting off track.)
It’s just that I want the best director to win; not the best woman. Was the academy swayed by the urge to pick the first woman winner? I guess we’ll never know whether Ms. Bigelow legitimately earned this award.
* It’s not that I find him attractive; I don’t. Far too pretty for my tastes. I just like him. Again, not asking you to understand.