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Sigourney Weaver, My Breasts And I Have A Bone To Pick With You

Sigourney-weaver  Copy this one down for the WTF files. Sigourney Weaver has not only betrayed the sisterhood of women in film, who have been sorely underrepresented since the medium was invented, but has lauded and sung the praises of one Mr. James "I'm A Douche" Cameron IN PLACE OF standing up for her fellow woman. I cannot believe I am even reporting this.

Check out this quote from Ms.Weaver regarding the historic win of Kathryn Bigelow in the Best Director category at the Oscars this year over James "Bigger is Better, Like My Peen" Cameron:

“Jim didn’t have breasts, and I think that was the reason,” she told told Folha Online, a Brazilian news site. “He should have taken home that Oscar." 

I...don't have the words. Oh wait. YES I DO. Because it gets better. Worse. Something in the superlative. Read on, my friends.

“In the past, ‘Avatar’ would have won because they 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” Weaver said.

So let's make this abundantly clear. Ms. Weaver, a veteran of the biz, and a cast member of Avatar, doesn't think Kathryn Bigelow deserved her Oscar for The Hurt Locker because it is "fashionable" to give awards to women and smaller films instead of CGI monstrosities that cost scads of millions of dollars to produce? Well, obviously this is true, Ms. Weaver, seeing that SO MANY WOMEN have won Director's Guild and Oscars for directing, and SO MANY "small movies" have won for Best Picture. OH WAIT. Only ONE female director has won since the inception of these awards, and that woman is Kathryn Bigelow. And can you count five "small films" that have won Best Picture? Perhaps your pal James "I'm King of the Cockstains" Cameron can tell you when he's done shining his fucking Oscars for the bank-busting and craptastic Titanic

I am appalled at Ms. Weaver's cavalier attitude towards the underrepresentation of low-budget films and female directors in Hollywood, but also her defense of known misogynist [link is to a Playboy interview, site NSFW] James "Give The Aliens Tits" Cameron, noted douchebag in the Hollywood world. 

Ms. Bigelow is an amazing director whose time had come with The Hurt Locker, and to take that honor of being the first woman to receive these awards and sully it by saying it was because James "Money Is Everything" Cameron didn't have BREASTS is not only insulting to Ms. Bigelow, but to all the other female directors and women in general. Ms. Weaver should be ashamed of herself.


Kathryn Bigelow's numerous awards for The Hurt Locker were well deserved and absolutely earned through a decades-long career in movie making. It should be a proud moment for women everywhere, not one that is tarnished by Ms. Weaver's thoughtless remarks.

I am absolutely disgusted.


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Jen O.

I'm just shooting from the hip here, but Ms. Weaver's comments probably came from a place a greed. See, she was in Avatar, and probably gets some sort of monetary compensation for how well the movie does, financially. And if the movie would have won more Oscars, it may have helped with DVD sales? I don't know for sure. I'm no Hollywood accountant. This is just my guess.

Cockstain. I'm going to borrow that.


I actually think there is a different reading that is more charitable to Weaver.

She doesn't care about the Oscars. To her, the Oscar is a political thing. I think this is actually true. Why does X get the Oscar and not Y? Because X played a handicapped guy. People know this.

So if you are not thinking of Oscar for best movie goes to what is literally the best movie but instead is awarded on a combination of sentiment, politics, etc. and where quality is only a minor player then you would explain the movie this way.

If you look at what she's saying it is this: The Oscar used to go to blockbusters. Now it doesn't. It goes to smaller movies. She could easily be analyzing the way Oscars are awarded.

It could easily just a product of a cynical view of the Oscars, not a slam against Bigelow as a director. If I'd been in the business as long as her, I probably wouldn't have a starry eyed view of these awards as an indicator of cinematic greatness but as an indicator of good movie plus social trends.


Sorry, that was confusing.

I didn't mean, you'd explain the movie that way. I meant--you could see her as explaining WHY one movie got the Oscar rather than the other. If you don't think the Oscar is necessarily awarded to the best movies, then you'd look to other reasons to explain why movie X gets an Oscar rather than movie Y.

But it's not a good way to put it. For that, I would fault her. She's also ignoring the fact that it was rather AMAZING that this little movie did so well and won an Oscar in the end.

Of course, I'd analyze the movie's success as partly a result of the fact it is very comforting to Americans when it comes to Iraq. The main guy is a hero, he is a good person, etc. We are in a horrifying, unjust war. And this movie doesn't make us feel bad about that.

As a movie, it was also effective and suspenseful. But if they'd portrayed the Americans as morally ambiguous, then the movie would never have been the success that it was.


I actually kind of agree that she was looking at the Oscars as just a political thing. It's a popularity party, honestly, and lately it IS the politically correct thing to honor women. That's not all bad. Hurt Locker will get more attention, more play, and people will be aware that women can, indeed, direct good movies.

Bear in mind I have seen neither Avatar nor Hurt Locker. So my opinion pretty much counts for naught. But I have long viewed the Oscars with a very cynical eye, because a lot of times a total douche (*cough*Cameron*cough*) will win for a very horrible film *cough*Titanic*cough* and that pretty much blows the Oscars' credibility as a scorecard for 'good movie' in my eyes.


1. Awards have always been popularity contests. The GG make a decision and most award shows follow suit. So if that is what she is saying about HL than the same is true about Titanic winning.

2. It has never been easy for minorities of any kind behind the camera. Portraying Hollywood as welcoming to women & co. is simply a reimagining of the truth.

3. Finally if HL didn't win, I'm sorry but there were a bunch of movies that should have won before Avatar. Avatar was beautiful to look at but as has been pointed out by many people the story, which is still how movies should be judged, was Pocahantas w/ blue people.

Joanne Huspek

Geez, Miss B, can you tell us how you really feel?

And brava to you for pointing this out.

Suzy Q

Is there any source other than bestweekever.com for these quotes? Because, if not, I'm taking this with a boulder of salt. Maybe she said it, maybe she didn't.

Miss Banshee

@SuzyQ: A simple Google search gives countless sources. BWE was the site I saw first. Here's the Google search: http://news.google.com/news/more?pz=1&um=1&cf=all&ned=us&cf=all&ncl=dHxhfRfclsIsHcMh8KLSQ-7fRp-qM


ozma - The lead character in the Hurt Locker is no hero. He's not really someone I would look up to. He's tragically flawed, and I think that is part of what makes the movie so captivating. Make no mistake. I loved Avatar for the visual beauty...but it was a lot like Dances With Wolves in Space. Some of the plot and presentation needed more...and that's the director's job. So there, Weaver. Bigelow was the better director. Titanic sucked, I gotta say...there was more room on that raft.


For what it's worth, I've seen Hurt Locker, and I haven't seen Avatar, nor do I plan to. Take that, Ms. "small movie that nobody saw"!

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