Monday, March 08, 2010

Why Avatar lost the Best Picture Oscar to Hurt Locker

"I was planning on leaving this alone but the web chatter, and even a Facebook page dedicated to what will no doubt go down as a race similar to Star Wars vs. Annie Hall. What I can abide is the phony uproar reaching a fever pitch online," writes Sasha Stone. "... if it hadn’t been The Hurt Locker it STILL wouldn’t have been Avatar. It wouldn’t have even been Inglourious Basterds. The race wasn’t even close. So why not be happy with what Avatar is, not what it isn’t. It isn’t an Oscar movie, not with that screenplay. It only had to be a little better, a little less cliched. A little less Pocahontas and Dances with Wolves and a little more innovative in terms of STORY, not just in terms of effects. READ MORE

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