Kathryn Bigelow wins the 2010 Oscar for Best Director

The Oscar Winner for Best Director is Kathryn Bigelow

The Other Nominees

Quentin Tarantino, “Inglourious Basterds”

Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Brad Pitt; Mélanie Laurent; Christoph Waltz; Eli Roth; Michael Fassbender; Diane Kruger; Daniel Brühl; Til Schweiger; Gedeon Burkhard; Jacky Ido; B.J. Novak; Omar Doom; August Diehl; Denis Menochet; Sylvester Groth

James Cameron, “Avatar”

Director: James Cameron
Cast:Sam Worthington; Zoe Saldana; Sigourney Weaver; Stephen Lang; Joel Moore; Giovanni Ribisi; Michelle Rodriguez; Laz Alonso ; Wes Studi; CCH Pounder; Dileep Rao; Matt Gerald; Sean Anthony Moran; Jason Whyte; Scott Lawrence

Lee Daniels, “Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”

Director: Lee Daniels
Cast: Gabourey Sidibe; Mo’Nique; Paula Patton; Mariah Carey; Sherri Shepherd; Lenny Kravitz; Stephanie Andujar; Chyna Layne; Amina Robinson; Xosha Roquemore; Angelic Zambrana

Jason Reitman, “Up in the Air”

Director: Jason Reitman
Cast: George Clooney; Vera Farmiga; Anna Kendrick;Jason Bateman; Amy Morton; Melanie Lynskey;J.K. Simmons;Sam Elliott;Danny McBride; Zach Galifianakis; Chris Lowell; Steve Eastin