Kathryn Bigelow had a big win for The Hurt Locker as the first woman director to win a Directors Guild of America award. Which leads us to ask: Is James Cameron's Avatar slipping in its Oscar chances? Perhaps--especially if this weekend's awards mean anything. And they usually do.
Why? Because, according to Roger Ebert, only six times in 60 years has the DGA winner NOT won the Academy Award for Best Picture. And an overwhelming 58 out of the last 60 DGA winners also won the golden statue for Best Director.
Lest we forget how the fickle the Academy is though--remember Crash''s unfortunate win at the 2006 Oscars over Brokeback Mountain? Ang Lee won the DGA that year, so it's still anyone's game--but possibly less Cameron's, who only has the Golden Globes under his belt.
Drop by tomorrow for the Oscar noms!