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Quentin Tarantino Votes for Kathryn Bigelow's Oscars Win

February 20, 2010 (2:56 am) GMT
Quentin Tarantino is certain Kathryn Bigelow will take home the Best Director nod at 2010 Academy Awards although he is also nominated for the same category, saying 'I'm going to vote for Kathryn'.
Quentin Tarantino Votes for Kathryn Bigelow's Oscars Win

is convinced Kathryn Bigelow will crush his dream of winning the Best Director title at March Academy Awards - he's tipped "" filmmaker to take the coveted Oscar. The director was previously nominated for the prestigious award for his 1994 movie "Pulp Fiction", but lost out to Robert Zemeckis for "Forrest Gump".

Tarantino will get a second shot at the trophy at this year's ceremony with "", and he is set to battle it out with Bigelow for her efforts on "The Hurt Locker". The filmmakers will be competing against Bigelow's ex-husband James Cameron for "", Lee Daniels for "" and Jason Reitman for "".

Tarantino is hopeful he will land the prize for Best Picture or Best Original Screenplay, but he is adamant Bigelow will walk away with the director's award. Speaking to U.S. talk show host, , he says, "It would be really nice to win an Oscar for one of the three things or eight things I'm up for. And I think I stand a very good chance. I think we stand a good chance for best picture and I think I stand a very, very good chance for best (original) screenplay. I can't imagine Kathryn is not going to get it for best director. I'm going to vote for Kathryn."

But the "" director is not sure who he wants to win the Best Actress trophy at the glitzy event - he can't decide between for her outing in "", or newcomer for her breakthrough part in "Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire". He tells WENN, "She's (Mulligan's) fantastic. To me, I haven't decided between her or Gaby. It's going to be tough. It's actually one of the tougher ones (categories) and I don't think I know what I'm going to choose."

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