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Kathryn Bigelow is an actress and a director, and she finally won at the Academy Awards for best director and best film for "The Hurt Locker" beating Avatar's popularity. The movie's theme could be too serious, but her ability is beyond people's expectation.
According to the Washington Post, studies show that the number of jobs for women behind the camera have declined in recent years and fewer roles for women are turning up in major studio movies. One might call it "The Hangover" realization of Sunday's big party. Two days after Bigelow, 58, became the first woman to win the world's top film directing honor, Hollywood watchers say translating her victory into more female jobs may take years and depends as much on the business of moviemaking as awards.
Like this, her victory is very suggestive in terms of improvement of women's position as a director. This achievement is the second revolution compared to Denzel Washington and Halle Berry won best actor and actress at 2002's Oscar.
In addition, the New York Times compliments her achievement in that she broke the stereotype regarding the movies directed by female directors, which are love-oriented, not serious genres like wars or political related.
Many media are surprised, but they also expect women's activities in movie industry.