Kathryn Bigelow just won the Directors Guild Award. This is pretty epic, I'm not gonna lie. No woman has ever taken home this honor before. Only 6 times since 1948 has the DGA winner not won Best Director at the Oscars. Only 11 times has the DGA winner not gone on to receive Best Picture. That's a 90% and 82% positive indicator that the DGA and the Academy Awards are on par with one another.
Another fun fact? Only 3 women have ever been nominated for Best Director and not a single one of them ever received the honor. This means that there is a good possibility that K.Big could be the first woman winner for Best Director. And though I don't feel a woman has ever been robbed of either of these honors, and despite the fact that I would give it to Tarantino, it would be a really awesome if she won.
On an unrelated sidenote- this woman is going to be 59 this year. She is seriously one smokin' hot silver fox.