James Cameron loses to Kathryn Bigelow
We do not know for sure that Kathryn Bigelow felt any sort of schadenfreude upon winning both the Best Director and Best Picture Oscars for "The Hurt Locker" (2009). We can only imagine that she felt some sort of special satisfaction, though, given that her film beat out that of her ex-husband James Cameron in both categories. That film, by the way, was a little movie called "Avatar." Now, personally, I enjoyed "Avatar" more than "The Hurt Locker," but we can see why the Academy would deign to honour Bigelow's more serious, politically charged work over a sci-fi epic that people actually enjoyed.
The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship ... More The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
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