Directed by Kathryn Bigelow


This really is… There’s no other way to describe it, it’s the moment of a lifetime. First of all, this is so extraordinary to be in the company of such powerful, my fellow nominees, such powerful filmmakers who have inspired me and I have admired for, some of whom, for decades. And thank you to every member of the Academy. This is, again, the moment of a lifetime.

I would not be standing here if it wasn’t for Mark Boal, who risked his life for the words on the page and wrote such a courageous screenplay that I was fortunate enough to have an extraordinary cast bring that screenplay to life. And Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie and Brian Geraghty. And, I think the secret to directing is collaborating and I had truly an extraordinary group of collaborators in my crew. Barry Ackroyd and Kalle Júlíusson and Bob Murawski, Chris Innis, Ray Beckett, Richard Stutsman and if I could just also thank my producing partners, Greg Shapiro, Nick Chartier and my wonderful agent, Brian Siberell, and the people of Jordan, who were, such a… so hospitable to us when we were shooting. And I’d just like to dedicate this to the women and men in the military who risk their lives on a daily basis in Iraq and Afghanistan and around the world. And may they come home safe. Thank you.


– Kathryn Bigelow’s Oscar® acceptance speech


Kathryn Bigelow’s Filmography (not a top five, just by chronological order):

The Loveless (1982)



Trouble ensues when a motorcycle gang stops in a small southern town while heading to the races at Daytona.



Near Dark
(1987)


A young man reluctantly joins a travelling “family” of evil vampires, when the girl he’d tried to seduce is part of that group.



Blue Steel (1989)

A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.



Point Break (1991)


An FBI agent goes undercover to catch a gang of bank robbers who may be surfers.



Strange Days
(1995)




A former cop turned street-hustler accidentally uncovers a police conspiracy in 1999 Los Angeles.



The Weight of Water (2000)

A newspaper photographer travels to a New Hampshire island with her husband, brother-in-law, and his girlfriend to investigate an 1873 axe-murder of two Norwegian women, in which she finds her own relationships paralleling those of a woman who survived the crime.



K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)


When Russia’s first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.



The Hurt Locker (2008)

Iraq. Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.


†Co-directed by Monty Montgomery.



Text by IMDb.

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One thought on “Directed by Kathryn Bigelow

  1. Out of this list I would pick Strange Days! BTW- could you email me your html for the polanski quote/photo in your side bar? I love Polanski and I'd like to use it on mine.

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