Sigourney Weaver says Kathryn Bigelow won the Oscar for Best Director because James Cameron “didn’t have breasts,” the NY Post reports.
Sigourney reportedly thinks James lost to his ex-wife Kathryn because the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences wanted to name the first ever female Best Director to make history, the NY Post reports.
“Jim didn’t have breasts, and I think that was the reason,” the star of Avatar told Folha Online, a Brazilian news site, over the weekend. “He should have taken home that Oscar.”
Kathryn’s The Hurt Locker also beat Avatar for Best Picture.
“In the past, Avatar would have won because they [Oscar voters] loved to hand out awards to big productions, like Ben-Hur,” Sigourney added. “Today it’s fashionable to give the Oscar to a small movie that nobody saw.”
According to BoxOfficeMojo, The Hurt Locker‘s box office numbers show it was the least popular Best Picture of all time pulling in $40 million worldwide compared to Avatar‘s $2.7 billion.
Siourney reportedly made her comments while in Brazil with James promoting Avatar and protesting the proposed Belo Monte dam in the Amazon.
But at least Sigourney didn’t jump on the Oscar stage to make those comments!