Date: 8th March 2010

Kathryn Bigelow wins the best directing Oscar

Kathryn Bigelow has become the first woman to win the best directing Oscar, as The Hurt Locker took six prizes, including best film.

"It's the moment of a lifetime," said Bigelow - who became only the fifth woman to be nominated in Academy Awards history.

She praised her fellow nominees "who have inspired me for decades", and paid tribute to those in the military.

Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock won the top acting Oscars for their roles in Crazy Heart and The Blind Side.

See full list of winners

Source: Press Release