Hurt Locker dominates the Oscars

Kathryn Bigelow has become the first woman to win the best directing Oscar, as her Iraq war drama The Hurt Locker took six prizes, including best film.

"It's the moment of a lifetime," said Bigelow - only the fifth woman to be nominated in Academy Awards history.

She praised her fellow nominees "who have inspired me for decades", and paid tribute to those in the military.

Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock won the top acting Oscars for their roles in Crazy Heart and The Blind Side.

Bridges, playing a hard-living country singer, beat George Clooney, Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Renner and Britain's Colin Firth to win with his fifth Academy Award nomination.

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