has become the first woman to win the DGA award for Outstanding Direction of a Feature Film with The Hurt Locker
, defeating James Cameron
. This makes Hurt Locker
the favorite for at this year's Academy Awards. As Roger Ebert
points out, only 6 times in 60 years has the DGA winner NOT won the Oscar for Best Picture, and in 58 of the last 60 years, the DGA winner went on to win the Oscar for best director.