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Who is the fist woman to win Oscar award for the best director?

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January 08, 2011 10:58PM

Kathryn Bigelow won the 2009 Best Director Academy Award for her work on "The Hurt Locker." She also won an Oscar as a producer of the film, which was named Best Picture.

Bigelow was the fourth woman nominated for Best Director, after Lina Wertmuller for "Seven Beauties" (1975), Jane Campion for "The Piano" (1993) and Sofia Coppola for "Lost in Translation" (2003).