When Kathryn Bigelow‘s The Hurt Locker won the Best Picture and Best Director awards three Oscars ago, a few icky people started bitching that it was only because she’s a woman.
(I found that pretty kooky reasoning considering a woman had never won before.
Finally, one does, and then they congratulate her with, “You only won because you’re female!”?
That’s like saying Obama only won because he’s black!)
Anyway, Bigelow’s new post-9/11 docudrama Zero Dark Thirty nabbed the New York Film Critics Circle award for Best Picture yesterday, and she won for Best Director too.
And the same icky people must be blowing piles of smoke through their fixed noses.
I bet they’re sitting there thinking, “It happened again!
She only won because she’s a woman!”
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 4, 2012