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”?



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  • April 13, 2010 | Permalink |

    I think that Kathryn totally should have won, the hurt locker was an amazing story and an example of quality filmmaking

  • April 13, 2010 | Permalink |

    who is she to say that he would have won had he had boobs, this is absurd, get over it

  • April 13, 2010 | Permalink |

    Avatar will be remember in twenty years more… The Hurt Locker¡? is a decent movie, nothing more.

  • April 13, 2010 | Permalink |

    Regardless of whether her opinion is true or not in this particular case, it is good to know that people are keeping watch on all sides of the political correctness debate.

    The funny thing is that Sigourney is/was widely praised in the feminist community for breaking into the male dominated genre of science fiction (Ripley in Aliens), no contribution of course from Ridley Scott/James Cameron (both are in fact actually evil misogynists who were trying to make a womyn hating film !). Now “Ripley” has committed thoughtcrime who knows what they’ll do to her ?……..

  • April 17, 2010 | Permalink |

    Common she is not speaking about Men or Women she is saying about the deserving ones.Good to hear from her .

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