First female to win an Oscar for best director
Who
Kathryn Bigelow
What
first
Where
USA
When
Kathryn Bigelow (USA) became the first female recipient of an Oscar for best director on 7 March 2010 for her film The Hurt Locker (USA, 2008). Bigelow beat four other nominees including Quentin Tarantino and her ex-husband, James Cameron.