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Sigourney Weaver Believes Cameron Didn't Get Oscar Because He's Not Female

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That's quite the ballsy statement!

Avatar star Sigourney Weaver claims that the only reason James Cameron didn't win the Oscar for Best Director was because he wasn't a lady and the Academy wanted to make history by giving Kathryn Bigelow the grand prize!

Plus, Sigourney's phrasing is just pure clASS!

"Jim didn't have breasts, and I think that was the reason," said Weaver. "He should have taken home that Oscar."

And she's not biased!

"In the past, 'Avatar' would have won because they [Oscar voters] loved to hand out awards to big productions, like 'Ben-Hur.' Today it's fashionable to give the Oscar to a small movie that nobody saw," she continued.


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115 comments to “Sigourney Weaver Believes Cameron Didn't Get Oscar Because He's Not Female”

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  1. 101

    Good on ya Sigourney… finally someone piped up and said what everyone was thinking…. I saw BOTH movies and have to say Hurtlocker was boring as bats#!t.

  2. cika says – reply to this


    is she a republican?

  3. 103

    oh shut up. Kathryn Bigelow is the genius and everyone in the industry admires her. James Cameron's Avatar is just an unrealistic epic and nothing more(no one can personally relate to it). The Hurt Locker = Reality. that's why it won the three most important awards, Best Film, Director, and Orginal Screen Play.

  4. 104

    But the Academy STILL likes to hand out Oscars to big productions. It's not always small independent films. Some of the Best Picture winners of this past decade include Gladiator, Chicago and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. In the '90s they gave Best Picture to The Silence of the Lambs, Forrest Gump, Braveheart, and Cameron's own Titanic. So I don't know what Sigourney is referring to when she talks about "in the past . . . [when they liked] big productions like Ben-Hur". You hardly have to go back 50 years to find a "big" movie the Academy recognized! She just sounds like a sore loser.

  5. 105

    true, I never even heard of Hurt Locker until I found out it was nominated. Avatar should have won!

  6. 106

    Re: whatanidiot – Please just shut up and read what you just wrote 'Men win that damned award every year, no woman has ever won' AND why the hell should that have effected anything. Avatar was clearly the better movie by miles, but just because the other one was directed by something with a vagina it HAD to win. Unfair.

  7. 107

    I have suddenly lost all respect for Weaver. I have seen both movies and hands down Bigelow seserved the Oscar, based on talent, not bra size!

  8. 108

    …sigourney has broken tons of ground for women in action movies — she was the first, she'll always be the best — avatar was sloppy and unsatisfying for many reasons, including over-blown cringeable caricatures w/ stereo-typical dialogue — that said, don't tell me hurt locker was chosen over avatar for substance — that doesn't begin to explain why so many "other" popular choices are made over content — again, BULLOCK over ANYONE — it's all political — the poster who suggested that actors wouldn't vote for cgi was right on the money — if the oscars are not about box-office — then, it's elitist, and pointless, at best — as for the saskatchewan comment — i haven't listened to saskatchewan since you hung our man, louis, back in 1885…

  9. 109

    It kind of surprised me that James Cameron didn't win but on the other hand, I haven't seen the hurt locker so I can't really compare…

  10. 110

    I think it had more to do with James Cameron being Canadian and Avatar being anti-American. stupid academy. what do they know anyways. HurtLocker made no money, Cameron is rollin.

  11. 111

    Re: whatanidiot


  12. 112

    To be honest, I agree, especially after watching The Hurt Locker, which I found boring. There are far better war movies out there.
    Yeah, sure Avatar was a cliched story, but the sheer beauty of the film deserved the Oscar in my opinion.

    Sigourney speaks truth. If a man directed The Hurt Locker, it most definitely would not have won.

  13. 113

    No disrespect to Ms. Bigelow, but I totally agree with S.W. Avatar should have at least won Best Director, and Best Picture too. It was amazing.

  14. 114

    Sing it to me sister! You are so right, Siggy. Maybe if he had moobs he may have taken home the little gold man. 25 years from now people will still be going to see Avatar in special anniversary releases. If people can even remember the entire name of the hyped up Hurt Locker I will be amazed. James Cameron is pure gold. Everyone knows this- except the dudes at the Academy. Boo hiss to them!

  15. 115

    Re: Plartar – Yeah and that's why people go to the movies- to watch reality. Since its conception, audiences have used movies as a vehicle to escape into fantasy worlds. This was particularly true during the Great Depression and other times of misery. I'd say a lot of the world is in misery now thanks to the GFC and other calamities. What greater fantasy world is there than Pandora? You need to step back from the pompous movie critic facade and remember what movies are all about. Avatar is brilliant because it offers people something better than their own reality. Don't think the Hurt Locker can boast that.

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