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Sat, 11 Feb 2012 01:06:33 GMT | By Toni-Marie Ippolito
Oscars: Most memorable moments of the last 20 years

Kathryn Bigelow makes history as the first woman to win Best Director



Kathryn Bigelow won the Best Director Oscar for Iraw War drama The Hurt Locker (© MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • Matt Damon and Ben Affleck won an Academy Award for original screenplay for Good Will Hunting (© Jim Smeal/Ron Galella Collection/Getty Images)
  • Anne Hathaway and James Franco hosted the 2011 Academy Awards (© GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin hosting the Academy Awards (© GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Kathryn Bigelow won the Best Director Oscar for Iraw War drama The Hurt Locker (© MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Ben Stiller dressed as a Na'vi during the 82nd annual Academy Awards (© GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Director John Hughes was honored by several actors from his popular films (© Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
  • Adrien Brody kissed Halle Berry after winning a best actor Oscar for The Pianist (© TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Farrah Fawcett was left out of the Oscars memorial tribute (© Barry King/WireImage)
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Kathryn Bigelow made history when she became the first female to take home the Best Directing Oscar for her Iraq war drama film, "The Hurt Locker" at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards. She seemed genuinely shocked to take the top prize, but it was probably because she didn't think she would beat her ex-husband, James Cameron, who was also in the running for his film, "Avatar."

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