Kathryn Bigelowcalled it a "long journey" for women's achievements. Tonight, that journey finally led to the first Best Director Oscar for a woman, as well as Best Picture. As presenter Barbra Streisand put it, "The time has come."
Oscar ballots have yet to be turned in, but awards tallies so far — including this weekend's BAFTAs and WGAs — render Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker underdog no more. Meanwhile, Avatar's James Cameron wants this all to be over.