The Hurt Locker (2009), directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boalstars Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Christian Camargo, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse, and Guy Pearce. The film earned near-universal acclaim from critics, who praised Bigelow’s directing, Renner’s performance, writing, and action sequences. The film was nominated for nine Academy Awards and won six, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay. It remains the only winner of Best Picture and Best Director Oscars helmed by a woman. The film grossed $49.2 million worldwide.