Sigourney Weaver Says James Cameron Lost Oscar Because He Doesn't Have Breasts

Sigourney Weaver Says James Cameron Lost Oscar Because He Doesn't Have Breasts-photo

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.



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  • alexand

    that's a joke. hurt locker kept me on the edge of my seat. avatar used special effects to disguise a boring plot line.

  • Alia

    she is delusional. i actually fell asleep during Avatar. i fell asleep too :) i thought i was the only one...sigourney is hot though :D

  • Sure

    she is delusional. i actually fell asleep during Avatar.

  • WTF

    thats the dumbest thing ive ever heard her say.. The Hurt Locker was a more sophisticated and real movie, and thats why it won.. god people have such poor taste in films now a days

  • john

    she is right, the oscar for best picture used to go the best movie (the total package) the movie that everyone loved because it was the best movie, now I'm not talking about best plot, or anything like that, I'm talking about the movie that people couldn't get enough of, the movie that really entertains people. I remember seeing a trailer for the hurt locker in 07, then the movie disappeared, I didn't even notice it's stint in theaters because not many people watched it, and not many people watched it because it wasn't any good. I'm tired of Oscar political bs

  • no warmonger
    no warmonger

    sigourney is right however what i have not heard from anyone is the real reason the woman won the oscar for best director . that is that hte movie is about war, and americans are so patriotic, still, so they had to give tha oscar to a war movie, america is mixing work with pleasure, not a good thing, avatar is a great anti-war movie, but of course americans chose war movie for oscar win, americans spread war around the world, in the name of peace, haha, all the weapons amirca sells to all the countries in war, it's a shame, and the best director oscar to a war movie- a shame too

  • cadence

    she is so right, avatar deserved to win. good job sigourney for standing up for the real best picture