The Academy voters have spoken and the winner is... "The Hurt Locker."

kathryn bigelow


The intense war drama about U.S. bomb diffusers in Iraq won six Oscars in total, including Best Picture and Best Director for Kathryn Bigelow.

Bigelow, the first woman to ever win in the directing category, beat out the four other nominees, including her ex-husband James Cameron, who was the other frontrunner for his technical triumph "Avatar."

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She thanked all involved in the making of the film and dedicated the award to the men and women serving our country overseas.

As the runner-up, "Avatar" won three awards for art direction, cinematography and visual effects.

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