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2009 Oscars

Kathryn Bigelow
The Hurt Locker

58 years old
8 films
first nomination!

James Cameron
Avatar

55 years old
8 films
2 noms / 1 win

Lee Daniels
Precious

50 years old
2 films
first nomination!

Jason Reitman
Up in the Air

32 years old
3 films
2 nominations

Quentin Tarantino
Inglourious Basterds

46 years old
7 films
2 nominations
*in this category

Why?
Her considerable achievement is within a genre Oscar understands and loves (war drama)

Awards
BFCA, DGA, LA and 12 minor critics groups
Release
June 26th
Box Office
$12,000,000
Company
Summit


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Bigelow | Hurt Locker

Why?
For ambitions of scale or technology. Plus: gripping complicated action

Awards
The Golden Globe
Release
Dec 18th
Box Office
$714,000,000
Company
Fox

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Cameron | Avatar

Why?
He gets credit for the two amazing central performances and the audacity of his film.

Awards
n/a
Release
November 6th
Box Office
$47,000,000
Company
Lionsgate

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Daniels | Precious

Why?
Some people find the film resonant and zeitgeisty and think he's the three-for-three new wonderful

Awards
2 minor critics groups
Release
Dec 4th
Box Office
$82,000,000
Company
Paramount

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Up in the Air

Why?
He keeps cinephilia alive and accessible to younger generations. A born storyteller.

Awards
1 minor critics group
Release
Aug 21st
Box Office
$120,000,000
Company
Weinstein Co

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Tarantino | Basterds

Previous Features
Loveless (1982)
Near Dark (1987)
Blue Steel (1989)
Point Break (1991)
Strange Days (1995)
WeightofWater (2000)
K-19 (2002)

Best Feature?
The Hurt Locker

Personal Trivia
Height: 5' 11"
Born: San Carlos, CA
Significant Other: Is it safe to assume it's _________? We think so though they're not public yet, are they? Previously married to James Cameron (3rd wife).
Children: none

Previous Features
Piranha Pt 2 (1981)
The Terminator (1984)
Aliens (1986)
The Abyss (1989)
T2 (1991)
True Lies (1994)
Titanic
(1997)

Best Feature?
Aliens or T2

Personal Trivia
Height: 6' 2"
Born: Ontario, Canada
Significant Other: Suzy Amis, actress (5th wife). They've been married for 10 years. Previously married to Terminator star Linda Hamilton (4th wife)
Children: 4

Previous Features
Shadowboxer (2005)

Best Feature
Precious

Personal Trivia
Height: unknown
Born: Philadelphia, PA
Significant Other: unknown. Previously Billy Hopkins
Children: 2 (adopted his neice and nephew)

Previous Films
Thank You... (2005)
Juno (2007)

Best Feature
Juno

Personal Trivia
Height: 5'11"
Born: Montreal, Canada
Significant Other: Michele Lee, his wife since 2004
Children: 1

Previous Features
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Jackie Brown (1997)
Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003)
Kill Bill Vol. 2
(2004)
Death Proof (2007)

Best Feature
(early period) Pulp Fiction (late period) Kill Bill Vol. 1

Personal Trivia
Height: 6'1"
Born: Knoxville, TS
Significant Other: (fantasy) Uma (reality) Himself. I kid, I kid.
Children: none