Wow, six Oscars in one night. Way to go, Kathryn Bigelow and the rest of the team behind The Hurt Locker. You have taken on the behemoth that is Avatar (a good movie for different reasons, but certainly not the best movie of the year) and come out on top.
Unlike in past years when the wrong movies got picked–seriously, Shakespeare In Love?–the best film won. If you have not seen The Hurt Locker, go rent it. It’s a war movie about bomb diffusers in Iraq, sure, but the story could be about anyone in the line of duty, be it a cop, firefighter, or what-have-you. It’s about trying to relate to those around you and struggling to transition into the next phase of your life after one is over. Yep, I’m vague. But that’s because I don’t want to ruin it. Fantastic movie and extra congratulations to director Bigelow, who is now the first woman ever to win Best Director.