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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

March 7, 2010 at 8:58 PM

The Oscars: Kathryn Bigelow wins best director

Barbra Streisand, famously dissed in this category years ago, comes out to present the directing award. And the winner is . . . Kathryn Bigelow, now the first woman ever to win the category. Interesting: we can hear her speaking to Streisand as the award is handed to her, saying, “I am so honored.”
Her voice quavers a bit as she makes her speech, acknowledging the “powerful filmmakers” in her category and call it “the moment of a lifetime.” She makes her way smoothly through many names, dedicating the award to the “women and men in the military who risk their lives on a daily basis in Iraq and Afghanistan and around the world, and may they come home safe.”
(Note: The orchestra is playing “I Am Woman.” Lame.)
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(Photo: Kathryn Bigelow, AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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