Kathryn Bigelow just won the DGA award, which means she’s likely to take the Best Director Oscar, too — assuming she gets nominated, of course.
I’m still not sure she will; “The Hurt Locker” is very good movie, and the best thing she’s done in twenty-odd years, but it strikes me as exactly the sort of unconventional genre work that gets shafted on a regular basis by the Academy.
I made that very point, and several others, in a post for NOW Daily just the other day. Take a look, if you’re so inclined … or just weigh in below. It’s all about the conversation.