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Kathryn Bigelow: Hit
And the award for first female director Oscar winner goes to ...
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Not only did Bigelow beat out ex-husband James Cameron for the best director win, she did it not with a stereotypical chick flick but with "The Hurt Locker" -- a hard, powerful look at war with a predominantly male cast.
-- Whitney Friedlander