The film Hurt Locker took home six of the nine Academy Awards for which it was nominated Sunday night, including best picture.
Kathryn Bigelow, the director of the film, won the award for best director. She became the first woman in the history of the Oscars to win that award.
"I hope I'm the first of many," Bigelow said backstage of breaking the male lock on the director category. "I long for the day when the modifier can be a moot point, but I'm grateful if I can inspire a young, tenacious, intrepid male or female filmmaker and have them feel that the impossible is possible, and never give up on your dream."
Regent University's Andrew Quicke has directed and produced films. Click play to watch the report from CBN News' Efrem Graham, followed by Quicke's comments on this year's big Oscar winners and Hollywood's support of not-so-typical movies this year.
Mark Boal, the producer and writer of "The Hurt Locker" tol CBN News last summer those who make up bomb squads are true American heroes.
"We hear about bombs going off in Baghdad and we hear about the destruction - and of course that's a tragedy every time it happens," Boal said.
"But I think it's also important for people to realize that for every bomb that goes off, there are many that haven't," he continued. "And that bombs are important, but the silences are also important. And there are men and women out there working everyday to make sure those silences are as long as possible."
Jeff Bridges won best actor for Crazy Heart. And Sandra Bullock took best actress for her leading role in "The Blind Side."
"Don't aspire to be in these shoes," Bullock said, offering advice to those aspiring to be in the movie industry. "Walk in your own. My mother beat it into our heads to be original and I didn't understand that until later on."