Kathryn Bigelow is "Queen of the Film World," becoming the first woman to receive the "Best Director" Oscar for The Hurt Locker. She is the fourth woman -- and second American woman -- to be nominated in the Academy's 82 years.
Beverly Wettenstein writes: "As a populist women's historian, journalist, advocate and spokesperson, my mission is to popularize women's history and to record, report and remember women's accomplishments, notably "first female" facts. The point that we still have "first female" records to make proves that we have challenges ahead. Ideally, I hope we have "first female fervor" to empower girls and women to continue to break barriers. My message is: Make more milestones!"