In a interview this weekend with Fohla Online in Brazil (where she was traveling with James Cameron on his quest to save the Amazon from a dam) she said that she didn’t win the best director because: “Jim didn’t have breasts.” She also felt that the Academy got caught up in the whole history thing and wanting to get this albatross of never having honored a woman off their necks.
Here’s another quote:
“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.”
I know that she loves Cameron. He gave her some of her greatest parts. But really, do you have to diss a fellow hard working director? And I find it interesting to have a very high profile woman diss another high profile woman. Well, we all love the catfight. Ugh.
The whole conversation makes me very sad. It does nothing except tarnishing Bigelow’s win. Would anyone be talking about this is Tarantino or one of the other guys had won over Cameron?
Sigourney Weaver attacks Oscar voters (NY Post)