Bigelow"s film The Hurt Locker swept this year"s Academy Awards by winning six Oscars, including Best Director award for herself and Best Picture award. The film is all about the dangerous daily existence of an Army bomb defusal team.
The excited Bigelow said in her acceptance speech that it was the moment of a lifetime. She dedicated the award to the military men and women serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world. 'May they come home safe," she said.
Bigelow has beaten her ex-husband James Cameron, who was also in the race for Best Director for his film Avatar.
It is surprising that no woman has won the Oscar award for Best Director in the history of the Academy Awards until yesterday. Kathryn Bigelow entered the history by becoming the first woman to bag the award at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards.