Bigelow beats Cameron at Eddies
James Cameron was trounced by his ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow at the 60th Annual ACE Eddie Awards, which honour American Cinema Editors.
Bigelow's film The Hurt Locker, which goes head-to-head with Cameron's Avatar at the Oscars, beat Avatar to pick up Best Edited Feature Film (drama) at the Eddies.
But, speaking before the announcement, Cameron sang the praises of the editors who helped him make the movie.
"It's been a great time for all of us, Avatar is what it is because of this editing team," the director explained.
"We had a film that was long and we really struggled with it for a long time to figure it out and it took real craft and art to figure out the answers," he added.
Cameron admitted he'd had days in a darkened editing room, worried what audiences would make of his passion-project.
"You're always worried, I think that's what keeps you kind of hungry in any of the crafts on a movie. Sooner or later you've got to show it to people."