15. 2010: Kathryn Bigelow Becomes The First Woman To Win Best Director Oscar
Kathryn Bigelow became immortalized in history as the first woman to win the Oscar for Best Director in 2010. Her low-budget Iraq war film, The Hurt Locker, unexpectedly beat out blockbuster Avatar that year. Oh, and let's not forget the little fact that James Cameron, who we all know was at the helm of Avatar, happens to be Bigelow's ex-husband.
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