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Kathryn Bigelow's Life in Art

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

It's undeniably a great thing that a woman won for the first time, but probably more surprising that Bigelow made the transition from collaborating on art world films to directing in Hollywood.

Ajami and the Oscars: Who Really Represents Israel?

David Saranga | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Saranga

Even if a film is critical of Israel, it is also an expression of the open character of our democracy. This is why I was astonished by the outrageous statement by Scandar Copti, an Arab Israeli director, that he does not represent Israel.

Oscars Away: Five Random Observations from the 2010 Academy Awards

The DC Damsel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The DC Damsel

I did something on Sunday night that I haven't done since I was a co-ed in my dorm room at the University of Wisconsin, I popped some kettle corn and ...

Five Memories From My First Awards Season

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

As Hollywood settles back into a more quotidian routine, its Oscargasm finally over and the glitz and glam neatly folded away till another season, it's a good time to take a look back at a few of this year's awards season highlights.

The Time Has Come

Melissa Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melissa Silverstein

This morning, women directors around the world will walk a little taller, smile a little brighter, and feel a bit stronger and more confident as they sweep up the glass that Katherine Bigelow shattered at the Oscars.

The Academy Awards: Oscar Salutes Grown-Up Women

Carol Orsborn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Carol Orsborn

Hurray for the women at the Academy Awards, and for the Academy for not only providing the opportunity for women at midlife and beyond to walk the red carpet, but to finally arrive.

An Oscar for America's Hubris

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert Scheer

The Hurt Locker is an endorsement of the politically chauvinistic view that the world is a stage upon which Americans get to deal with their demons no matter the consequence for others.

"Avatar" Ignored at the End of Yet Another Tiresome Academy Awards Ceremony

Ed Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ed Martin

I finally realized there was no hope for ABC's strikingly ill-formed telecast of the 82nd Academy Awards when Robin Williams took the stage to present...

Thoughts on Hosting the 2010 Academy Awards

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alec Baldwin

Just how many remarkably talented people work in the movie business was never more vivid to me than last night while hosting the show. Here are some of the things I will remember about last night's Oscars.

Kathryn Bigelow: Filmmaker

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

Bigelow's characters are human beings, every one capable of transgressing simple definitions, forcing us to think deeply about choices we make, and ultimately about human experience and our common "reality."

Does the Narrative Behind Kathryn Bigelow's Big Oscar Win Mar the Event's Power as a Feminist Triumph?

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

What bugged me most about the awards season is how so many pundits tried to turn James Cameron into the big male bully and Bigelow into some helpless female victim of his oppression.

The Oscar Imperative

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Alderman

The Oscar event is one of the few remaining common grounds we Americans can talk about without having to listen to Sean Hannity or Keith Olbermann. Like the Super Bowl, watching is a major social event.

Progressive Message Won Big at Oscars

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Kall

There weren't any outright anti-right wing statements, but the two top Oscars-winning movies delivered anti-war messages that some right wing reviewers could actually discern.

Kathryn Bigelow Is "Queen of the Film World"

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Beverly Wettenstein

Critics are speaking out about the lack of diversity on the "New Hollywood" "bright ingenues" cover. Perhaps it should be called Vanilla Fair.

International Women's Day and the Oscars

Deborah King | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah King

Today is International Women's Day, an interesting juxtaposition to last night's Oscar award ceremonies. Yesterday, the crème de la crème of bejewel...

International Women's Day: We've Come a Long Way, Baby!

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

On the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, we celebrate the first ever female best director at the Oscars. Against all odds (and her ex-hu...

We're With Bigelow: 82 Women on Making it in Hollywood (VIDEO)

Megan Billman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Megan Billman

This film was born six weeks ago, over dinner, as we discussed Kathryn Bigelow's nomination and wondered why there hadn't been more women nominated in the category of best director.

Academy Awards: Oscar Winning Quotes

Janice Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

For those of us who are hooked on watching the Academy Awards because we love movies, or just because it is a time-honored tradition, here are the best 'award-winning' quotes from last night's Oscars.

March 8, 2010, News Update

Richard Valeriani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Valeriani

Air controller at JFK brings kids to work and lets them direct traffic. Extreme version of Take A Child To Work Day. No big deal since most pilots too drunk to notice.

Columbia Applauds Alum Kathryn Bigelow's Big Win

The Columbia Spectrum | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Columbia School of the Arts alum Kathryn Bigelow got the top honor at tonight's Academy Awards as "Best Director" for her film "The Hurt Locker," a fi...

The Hurt Locker: Inaccurate and Disrespectful

Richard Allen Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Richard Allen Smith

I'll never forget how my jaw dropped when the character Sgt. Sanborn adressed his superior -- a noncommissioned officer -- by his last name, and then punched him in the face.

'Hurt Locker' Wins Best Picture Oscar 2010

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Kathryn Bigelow played field commander to bring her raw, relentless Iraq War thriller "The Hurt Locker" to the screen. After her ...

James Cameron, His Wife & Kathryn Bigelow Arrive At The Oscars 2010 (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

James Cameron walked the red carpet with his fifth wife, Suzy Amis. When asked about the best picture competition between him and ex-wife Kathryn Bige...

Kathryn Bigelow Wins Best Director Oscar 2010 (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Kathryn Bigelow won the Oscar for Best Director for her work on 'The Hurt Locker,' beating out ex-husband James Cameron, who was seated directly behin...

2010 Oscars: A Mixed Bag of Predictability

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Years from now this telecast will be remembered as the year a woman won Best Director and James Cameron's ego shrunk a little.