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Avatar, boo hoo [Mar. 9th, 2010|03:07 pm]

There are all these folks crying about Avatar not getting Best Picture. I like Avatar, it's visually stunning, and technically brilliant, but to me Best Picture should also include the script, which in the case of Cameron's film had some serious issues.

Of the films I had seen in the Best Picture category, I would have rated District 9 significantly higher. The story wasn't one we'd seen variants of thirty-seven times before, and the main character wasn't charismatic or likeable. That's a brave movie-making choice right there.

As for people complaining about Bigelow winning Best Director, and them saying she only won because she's a woman, here's a can of shut-the-fuck-up, drink deep.

She won in spite of being a woman. If you can't accept that little fact, you're part of the problem.

[User Picture]From: cloudsprite
2010-03-09 04:19 am (UTC)
I agree with you. The script is not one of Cameron's strong points and I imagine that he knows that. He does amazing films from a technical perspective and with strong attention to detail with the world building. Titanic is another example of his work - it won Best Picture but was not even nominated for in the screenplay categories. (Just for interest, the only picture before Titanic to have one Best Picture and not be nominated for the screenplay was the Sound of Music)

I think the Academy did well this year.
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