Problem with the Oscars is that it's not completely objective voting. Hell, the majority of movie buffs agree that Sandra Bullock's Best Actress
Oscar was more of an industry-wide 'thank you' for all the films she's done rather than an award she actually deserved. And her film (The Blind Side) was the lowest critically rated movie that qualified for a Best Picture nomination.
Also, the Academy have also been known to be biased towards series (LotR gets none for the 1st and 2nd, wins eleven awards for 3rd), and James Cameron had already announced he was doing at least one sequel, so...yeah.
If Cameron does a kick-ass job with Avatar 3 (or whatever it's gonna be called) and it's the absolute end of the series in film, he's undoubtedly going to clean up the categories that Oscar night.
Antilles wrote:Oscars almost never go to the most popular movies, critics are snobs and like to thumb their nose at the masses.
The thing is that most film buffs are snobs, but most of the masses are idiots that support terrible movies (Transformer 2, anyone?). The thing is to find a happy medium that both sides enjoy. Avatar was that precise movie.