Nominated for nine awards at tonight's Oscars, how many do you think Avatar will pick up? It's definitely high on the list for 'Best Picture,' but director James Cameron is also looking to pick up 'Best Director.' And really, he should win it.
Based on the years of work Cameron spent on Avatar (Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington actually auditioned for the movie back in 2006!), the technologies he pushed forward in terms of 3D filmmaking and motion capture performance, we think he deserves to take home the prize.
Speaking of motion capture performance, did you know the actor's who played avatars and Na'vi actually did the stunts and that their facial expressions are the real ones that were used? So the performances really are those of Zoe and Sam (helped along with animation, but not based on animation). We think they should have been nominated for best actor/actress awards.
Of course, we haven't seen every nominated film this year. We just really liked Avatar. %Poll-42613%