With The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow is basically a lock for a Best Director nomination (which would only be the fourth time -- I think -- that a woman has been nominated). I really hope she gets the nomination and wins; the work she displayed in The Hurt Locker was nothing less than a tour de force of direction. And speaking of tour de forces, does anyone remember the opening sequence of her brilliant sci-fi film Strange Days? This movie really needs to get the Blu Ray treatment. This is a raw, tough, amazing piece of filmmaking/storytelling, a film that got short-shrift from audiences upon initial release, but has now rightfully found a cult following. It's still her most ambitious effort, and one of the movies that really opened my mind to the cinematic experience.