If Kathryn Bigelow Wins

I posted my article published in The Mount Holyoke News about Kathryn Bigelow and how I see her potential win for Best Director. Here is another opinion this topic by Lisa Schwarzbaum in Entertainment Weekly.

Here’s an excerpt:

…I’d like to think that if a man had directed The Hurt Locker as well as Bigelow did, then he would win the Oscar. I’d like to think that if Bigelow wins, the biggest benefit for women who want to make movies in Hollywood — a Hollywood run, as most of the world is run, by men — would be greater industry-wide recognition that talent comes in all sexes, colors, and sizes. A woman can make an action flick or a war movie; a man can make a feminine romance. All we want is to see stories that move us, excite us, entertain us, challenge us. Sometimes those movies are about alien blue people. More often, those movies are about people with whom we can identify, characters who look as young or old as we are. And as male or female, too.

What’s your take on what it means if Kathryn Bigelow wins Best Director?

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