Bigelow said she was honored to be "in the same conversation with all of you," referring to the four men she beat out.Finishing her brief acceptance speech, she said:
"This is the most incredible moment of my life," Bigelow said.
"This is amazing. I'm so deeply stunned, honored and awed."
I am thrilled beyond words. She won in spite of being a woman, and it is an acknowledgment of a long career of excellence.
I talked to my husband this morning about how he dragged me to see The Hurt Locker. I didn't want to see a movie about Iraq, but he had heard about how great this little movie was. I spent the entire film clenching my seat rests, riveted. It is an amazing film, and an fantastic achievement. You go girl!!
Read Awards Daily's comments on what this means for the Oscar race here. I couldn't agree more!
Watch the first 10 minutes of the film.