Director Kathryn Bigelow Crashes Through the DGA Glass Ceiling with 'The Hurt Locker'

Kathryn Bigelow was presented her Directors Guild of America Award by Danny Boyle, last year’s winner. Photograph: Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesNot only did Kathryn Bigelow win the top prize as best director at the Directors Guild of America awards Saturday evening, she broke through the women aren’t worthy of a top award glass ceiling.

The Hurt Locker

Oscar watchers know that there’s a strong correlation between the DGA winner and Best Director at the Oscars. Only six DGA winners have failed to take home an Oscar. Yes, Bigelow won over ex-husband James Cameron, director of the record-breaking”Avatar.”

Kathryn Bigelow won for “The Hurt Locker”, a tense, ground-level account of a US bomb disposal team on the streets of Baghdad. “We all felt a really deep responsibility to tell this story with as much honesty as possible, given the courage of the men and women in the field,” Bigelow said.