Kathryn Bigelow

Kathryn Bigelow
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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). Bigelow's latest feature is Zero Dark Thirty, which earned several award nominations; the film's star, Jessica Chastain, won the Golden Globe for Best Female Lead for her performance.
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