Sigourney Weaver says James Cameron didn’t win the Oscars because he “didn’t have breasts”
We’ve all seen “Avatar” at least a couple of times by now, or at least once. And if you haven’t been blinded by all the blue carpets, blue Na’vi, and aren’t sick of hearing the word “Avatar,” then you’ll still be interested in this story. Actress Sigourney Weaver, who played the part of Dr. Grace Augustine in “Avatar,” is speaking out against the Oscar voters and why she believes that James Cameron didn’t take home the Oscar for “Best Picture” at the 82nd Academy Awards. While, it was “The Hurt Locker’s” Kathryn Bigelow who took home the award for “Best Director” and “Best Film,” Sigourney thinks that obviously Cameron should have won.
According to the NY Post she stated to Folha Online, “Jim didn’t have breasts, and I think that was the reason. He should have taken home that Oscar.” She thinks that the Academy wanted to make history by crowning the first ever woman director and that in turn it blinded them from who really should have won.
She continued to say, “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.” Anyone remember “Slumdog Millionaire?”
“Avatar” has gone on to create history making a record shattering $2.7 billion worldwide while “The Hurt Locker” only made $40 million worldwide.
Who do you think should have won the Oscar for “Best Director”?