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

ArtTracker| Kathryn Bigelow basked in the admiration of peers as the top winner at Saturday night’s Director’s Guild Awards. No woman has ever won the event in its 62-year history.

The prize puts Bigelow in contention for Best Director at the Oscars, against her ex-husband and Golden Globe winner James Cameron for “Avatar”. In all but six years, the DGA director winner has also received the Oscar.

Bigelow won for her film ‘The Hurt Locker’ about the war in Iraq.