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Oscar can be fickle. At a ceremony in 2010, Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to take home the Academy Award for Best Director, for 2008’s “The Hurt Locker.” However, she was not nominated for the prize for this year’s Oscars, which will be handed out next week in California.

The film she directed, “Zero Dark Thirty,” is nominated, but has faced some troubles with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It has been reported that various academy members have been urging people to vote against the movie.

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