Best: Bigelow becomes first female director to get Best Director prize
Yes, Bigelow really was the first female director to win Best Director at the Oscars. In 2010. Long time coming, but boy did she deserve it. Her speech says it all...
“This really is the moment of a lifetime. First of all, this is so extraordinary to be in the company of my fellow nominees, such powerful filmmakers who have inspired me and who I have admired for decades.
“I would not be standing here if it wasn't for Mark Boal, who risked his life for the words on the page, and wrote such an incredible screenplay. I was fortunate enough to have an extraordinary cast to bring that to life. I had an extraordinary group of collaborators in my crew.
“I'd like to dedicate this to the women and men in the military who risk their lives on a daily basis around the world, and may they come home safe.”