Technically, I would not really say “Fans” of Avatar and The Hurt Locker voted against each other. Some of the people who commented here on our live blog shared their insights on the Oscars 2010. If I were to tally the votes from the people who commented at World Correspondents I would say that the votes go half and half.
To the more unbiased people shared very deep insights about the results of the Oscars 2010. Some movie critics think that The Hurt Locker indeed was a very good film but, the question that they ask is “How can The Hurt Locker be a greater achievement than the big movie Avatar that created a whole new buzz, a whole new world to our imagination?
Another movie reviewer said that The Hurt Locker and Avatar were very good films which are very hard to compare. He thought that The Hurt Locker was more in-tune with the current world climate. Hurt Locker is the real world, the one happening to our very own like the wars in Iraq. Avatar, is just a fantasy world called Pandura. Kathryn Bigelow really put something out there with great substance.
Once and for all, everyone has been expecting James Cameron to be the Best Director for Avatar, but his ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow got it for her The Hurt Locker.
Though the battle is not only between the two of them but among nominees, Cameron and Bigelow has a more personal connection. Cameron was married 5 times and one of those 5 marriages was to Kathryn Bigelow (1989 to1991).
Before the announcement of winners took place, Cameron’s Avatar and Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker lead the pack with nine nominations each but in the end Bigelow’s Hurt Locker got most of the Oscars. The Hurt Locker got 6, which includes Best Director, Best Picture, Best Film Editing, Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing while Avatar only had 3; Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, and Best Visual Effects.
Nonetheless, both film makers made their history, Cameron has the Highest Grossing Film of All time while Bigelow became the first female Best Director in the history of the Academy Awards.
Finally, the winners of the 82nd Academy Awards has been officially announced and released. Many movie fanatics didn’t expect the results of this year’s Oscars. Just like Avatar fans, they really expected that Avatar will be the one who will receive most awards, specially the 2010 Best Film, but The Hurt Locker defeated the Blue Aliens from Pandora.
To be honest, I haven’t seen The Hurt Locker yet. I think it’s a good movie. I should be watching it when I went to Singapore last year, but time didn’t allow me to.
This year, I was surprised that they’ve dominated the Oscars 2010. This victory enticed me to watch The Hurt Locker and judge the movie myself if it really deserves on stomping out of Avatar from its destiny.
Just in time for the release of the DVD and Blu-ray copy of the 3D Sci-Fi epic Avatar, James Cameron talked about one of the most anticipated sequel that is yet to come. This time, on the depths of the ocean.
Cameron’s obssession about aquatic life is coming near. Part of his focus in the second film is in creating a different environment – a different setting within Pandora.
Cameron said, “I’m going to be focusing on the ocean on Pandora, which will be equally rich and diverse and crazy and imaginative, but it just won’t be a rain forest. I’m not saying we won’t see what we’ve already seen; we’ll see more of that as well.”
So what could be there in Pandora’s underwater? With Cameron’s enthusiasm for the deep sea waters, it’s going to be very interesting to see how we would come up to such strange and amazing inhabitants for an ocean adventure with the Na’vi.
While Avatar, costs millions of dollars and took years to produced, Cameron said to trim down the cost of the sequel and even reduce half the time they spent on the making of the movie.
In addition, Cameron also confirmed the re-release of the first film with an additional six minutes.
Earlier, we did a live blog of the Oscars and we listed down the results as we speak. It is a nice reward for us to know that some people could still get updated on the Oscars even if they don’t have TV or if they have no access to any online streaming.
Not only did we blog about the latest winners being awarded, we also wrote about the highlights of the Oscars program as it happens. We noted down the appearance of Ben Stillers in the Academy Awards stage to present the “Best Makeup” award. He dressed up as a Na’vi from the movie “Avatar.” Although, it was quite ironic because he wore that costume when Avatar was not even a nominee for the category ‘Best Makeup.’
We promised to post pictures of Ben Stiller as Na’vi Avatar for the Oscars when we did the live blog so here it goes. Click on the pictures to enlarge.