Bigelow in ShoWest spotlight


Kathryn Bigelow, who helmed the upcoming Iraq War drama "The Hurt Locker," will be honored with a ShoWest Triumph Award for outstanding direction.

Bigelow will be feted at a luncheon Thursday, the closing day of the annual exhibition confab. ShoWest begins Monday at the Bally's and Paris hotels in Las Vegas.

"Kathryn touches each film she directs with a clarity that is unprecedented," ShoWest co-managing director Mitch Neuhauser said.

Bigelow's directing credits also include "K-19: The Widowmaker," "Strange Days" and "Point Break." (partialdiff)