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Bret Easton Ellis: 'Kathryn Bigelow overrated because she's hot woman'

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Bret Easton Ellis has claimed that director Kathryn Bigelow is "overrated" because she is a "very hot woman".

The controversial writer took to his Twitter page to make the comments about Bigelow, whose latest movie Zero Dark Thirty is considered an Oscar contender.

Director Kathryn Bigelow gleaming for the photographers as she walks the Oscars red carpet

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US writer Bret Easton Ellis

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"Zero Dark Thirty might win critics awards but Silver Linings Playbook will win the Best Picture Oscar," Ellis wrote. "This is how it always happens..."

Ellis went on: "Kathryn Bigelow would be considered a mildly interesting filmmaker if she was a man but since she's a very hot woman she's really overrated."

The American Psycho scribe also criticised Bigelow's body of work, saying: "Kathryn Bigelow: Strange Days, K-19, The Widowmaker, Blue Steel, The Hurt Locker. Are we talking about visionary filmmaking or just OK junk?"

Bigelow made history by becoming the first woman to win the Oscar for 'Best Director' with The Hurt Locker in 2010.

Zero Dark Thirty - which stars Jessica Chastain and Kyle Chandler and focuses on the hunt for Osama Bin Laden - opens in the US on December 19 and in the UK on January 25.

The movie recently picked up the 'Best Picture', 'Best Director' and 'Best Cinematographer' honours at the New York Critics Awards.

Watch a trailer for Zero Dark Thirty below:

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