Who knew that Bigelow’s win for best director last night was the first such win for a woman? This seems insane to me. And I suppose we shouldn’t make anything of the fact that she won for a film that, despite some murmurings early on about how she lent a “feminine touch” to the raw dealings of war was, let’s face it, a “boy movie.”

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SHYA SCANLON is the Fiction Reviews Editor for The Nervous Breakdown. Scanlon's work has appeared in the Mississippi Review, Literary Review, New York Quarterly, Guernica Magazine, Opium Magazine, and others. His book of prose poetry, In This Alone Impulse, was published by Noemi Press in January, 2010. In 2009, his novel Forecast was serialized online across 42 journals and literary blogs as part of the Forecast 42 Project. Forecast will be published by Flatmancrooked in December, 2010. He received his MFA from Brown University, where he was awarded the John Hawkes Prize in Fiction. Please visit him at www.shyascanlon.com.

One response to “Just a detail”

  1. Greg Olear says:

    I knew, because they kept talking about it. Also, they had Babs on stage to present, tacitly to acknowledge they fucked up years ago by not giving it to her for “Prince of Tides.”

    “Lost in Translation” should have won for Sofia Coppola, whatever year that was. One of my fave movies of all time.

    I give KB major props for not making a big deal about it.

    The bigger surprise, to me, was that Bigelow is hotter than most of the actresses in that room. Who knew?

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