kathryn bigelowThere's been a lot of hoopla surrounding the historic Oscar wins (Best Director, Best Picture) for Kathryn Bigelow and 'The Hurt Locker' -- and rightly so. Though a distinct minority, female directors have been working away in Hollywood for a long time (the late Ida Lupino, a true pioneer, was making movies in the '40s and '50s) and Bigelow's achievement is a boost for all of them.

Their numbers have been steadily increasing and it's not easy to single out just 10, but we narrowed down the field by only including directors who are currently active -- sorry, Penny Marshall! -- and have made more than a couple of (English language) films. Who do you think will be next to win an Oscar?
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