Sigourney Weaver Says James Cameron Lost Oscar Because He Doesn’t Have Breasts
Avatar actress Sigourney Weaver had some strong words for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences when she was down in Brazil doing promotion for the film. The actress implied that the only reason that Kathryn Bigelow won her Oscar is because she was a female, not because she was a talented director.
Sigourney spoke to the Brazilian news site Folha Online (via NY Post) about her frustrations about Avatar losing out on the big Oscar awards like Best Director and Best Picture. From the interview:
[James Cameron] didn’t have breasts, and I think that was the reason […] He should have taken home that Oscar.
The actress didn’t stop her sore loser tantrum just with Bigelow, she also attacked the Academy for going with the more “fashionable” choice:
In the past, ‘Avatar’ would have won because they [Oscar voters] 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.
Apparently Sigourney forgot that Avatar’s plot was a joke and that Bigelow was generating Oscar buzz before Avatar even hit theaters. And let’s not forget that other women, er–sorry–pairs of breasts have been nominated for Best Director before Bigelow, so saying the Academy was just looking for a woman to hand an Oscar to is unfair.
Sigourney’s unprofessional jump on the whambulence is pretty surprising. Do you agree with Sigourney’s comments? Let us know what you think in the comments below.