While promoting 'Avatar' in Brazil over the weekend, Sigourney Weaver slammed the Academy for voting for 'The Hurt Locker' and Kathryn Bigelow. She said Jim Cameron lost to his ex-wife, Kathryn Bigelow, because she's a woman--who became the first ever to take home the Best Director Oscar.
"Jim didn't have breasts, and I think that was the reason," she told told Folha Online, a Brazilian news site. "He should have taken home that Oscar."
Weaver also voiced her disapproval of the Best Picture choice, suggesting it should have gone to 'Avatar.'
"In the past, 'Avatar' would have won because they [Oscar voters] loved to hand out awards to big productions, like 'Ben-Hur.' Today it's fashionable to give the Oscar to a small movie that nobody saw," Weaver said.
'The Hurt Locker' has taken in a total of $40 million worldwide ($16 million in the US), while 'Avatar' has grossed a whopping $2.7 billion worldwide ($743.7 million in the US).
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