Achievement in Directing - Kathryn Bigelow, 'The Hurt Locker'
"I certainly, if one can give the impression that the impossible is possible, then I am perhaps overwhelmed with joy. But I do think that I hope someday we can lose the modifier and that becomes a moot point whether the person is male or female and they're just filmmakers making statements that they believe in." - Kathryn Bigelow, on becoming only the fourth woman nominated for a best director award.
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