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•April 1, 2010 • Leave a Comment

 Oscars 2010: ‘The Hurt Locker’ wins Best Movie and shuts down ‘Avatar’

The Hurt Locker, a film about a bomb disposal unit in the early part of the Iraq War, won six Oscars at the 82nd annual Academy Awards. Surprisingly, it shut down ‘Avatar’ the movie that earned the most money ever. Moreover, Kathryn Bigelow, made history as the first woman to receive the Best Director Oscar.  

            After the Oscar nominations, many audiences were surprised and wondered why The Hurt Locker took over the first place rather than Avatar. Most people expected that James Cameron’s movie would be the best of 2010.            

            To this point, commentators agree that one of the reasons why The Hurt Locker grabbed many Oscars, was overwhelmingly because of the Centenary of international Women’s Day. Accordingly, it has given the opportunity and chance for other women directors to show their spirit and creativity in making film as well as Kathryn Bigelow’s. In terms of Avatar, a lot of parts of the movie were made using CG, known as ‘Computer Graphic. The actors’ performance were applied to pre-built digital characters and viewed in real time by the director. Mostly, the expressions of the actors were made with animation including dubbing rather than life performance. That might be one reason why Avatar did not get the first place.

            However, why did The Hurt Locker beat out Avatar. One reason could be because the story was made and based on reality, which reflects people living in the Iraq War. Even though Avatar involved immense production, spending over five years to make, it is absolutely popular in term of the imagination world. It also impressed audiences easily, but in fact, the fancy world cannot compare with the real world where people live, The Hurt Locker earned the first place and impression of the audiences undoubtedly.            

Reference: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/movies/2010/03/07/2010-03-07_he_waltzes_to_early_oscar_win_austrian_actor_nailed_oily_nazi_in_basterds.html