Sunday, March 7, 2010

"Well, the time has come".

Kathryn Bigelow has won a Best Director Award at the 82nd annual Academy Awards.
What sweet justice that the presenter and the quote was from Ms. Barbra Streisand.

I've not seen the Hurt Locker nor Precious. Nor Up nor Inglorious Basterds. So I don't have and emotional connection to this category. My only emotional connection is that I hope some day Clooney will get his due, but that's another writing.
No, this evening I am relishing what one article called "cracking the glass ceiling". Now the opportunity exists for some young woman to be the second, or the third, or there are enough you you, "we've lost count" winner.
I wonder if this has taken place because the membership in the Academy has changed over the last decade. Are there more young women wondering if they can be director and acting on that possibility? Are there more women who can vote? Are there are men who have worked with very capable women and feel comfortable voting for a colleague based on their competency rather than on their gender.
If that is the case, well... ajúa. The time, truly has come.
In any case it is a sweet victory for Ms. Bigelow and for those who will have her as their role model.


  1. Amen! And it was great to hear James Cameron, her ex-husband, tell the news channels in advance that he hoped she would win.

  2. Actions like that help the change happen more quickly and become more entrenched. Which in this case is a really good thing.