The Envelope‘s Pete Hammond spoke last night to Avatar‘s James Cameron at the Fox after-party at Craft. His first question, naturally, was about Cameron’s surprise Golden Globe win over Kathryn Bigelow in the Best Director category.

“I am still stunned,” Cameron answered. “I was sure [Kathryn] was gonna win. I thought because it was the foreign press, they might appreciate our movie a little more, so best picture was a possibility, but not director.”

As for Avatar being $200 million shy of breaking Titanic‘s worldwide box-office record, Cameron said he “always knew one day someone would do it. And I knew I had to prepare myself to accept that fact. I just never knew it would be me, so yeah, I’m fine with it happening now!”