‘The Hurt Locker’ Wins Best Picture; Kathryn Bigelow First Woman to Win Best Director

Roger Ebert:

Bigelow did it, I believe, because she quite simply made the best film: The tension generated by the film was extraordinary. Yes, situations involving defusing bombs are common enough, but somehow Bigelow made the bomb scenes human, not technical. Perhaps that was the woman in her?

I’d say they pretty much got it right with the winners this year. The tribute to John Hughes was very nice.

(The Hurt Locker was shot on 16mm film; when was the last Best Picture winner (or even nominee?) that was shot on 16mm? Update: Leaving Las Vegas?)

Monday, 8 March 2010