10 nominees, but eight of them have almost no chance...
In theaters: Sunday, 28 February 2010
joesaid on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 1:36:19 PMI agree that the award had socio political implications this yr, but also that the studios saw the opportunity, in a bad economy, to give small budget films potential life support, lest they cease to exist if things don't turn around for the economy or if people don't go to watch them. The avatar's of the world will always be made, an awards show won't reflect that, but a good movie about the iraq war, that people would actually go to see if there is buzz, could significantly be effected by the oscars. The hurt locker is more than deserving to win, don't get me wrong, but if certain stars weren't aligned, I'm not sure it would against Avatar. I think in most years Avatar probably wins for best picture going up against previous winners.
Robsaid on Sunday, March 07, 2010 11:16:22 PMlets get real. the only reason Kathryn won is politics. thats it. the movie was not better. no one i know thought it was, most people voting on imdb dont think it was, and obviously most viewers dont which shows in the box office. politics, thats it. she's a woman, she did not do a better job. sad that cameron got snubbed with the most innovative movie of all time.
Bernicesaid on Sunday, February 28, 2010 10:51:22 AMPersonally I would love to see the "Hurt Locker" take Best Pic., I don't think it will. I want the reverse of what you said...I would love to see Kathryn Bigelow win Best Director.