Kathryn Bigelow is the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director, the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing, the BAFTA Award for Best Direction, and the Critics' Choice Award for Best Director, for her film The Hurt Locker, which also won the Oscar for Best Picture. She also directed Near Dark (1987), Point Break (1991), Strange Days (1995), and K-19: The Widowmaker (2002).
Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program alumna Kathryn Bigelow ('81SOA) won Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director at the 82nd annual Academy Awards on March 7 for her film "The Hurt Locker." She is the first woman in Oscar history to win Best Director, an honor she has already claimed twice this season, winning Best Director at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards and the Directors Guild of America's (DGA) top prize, for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film." The Oscar wins -- six in total -- cap an ext