Monday, March 8, 2010

The Oscars. Avatar, Precious Or Hurt Locker?

And the nominees for Best Picture are:
  • Avatar” James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers
  • The Blind Side” Gil Netter, Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson, Producers
  • District 9” Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham, Producers
  • An Education” Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, Producers
  • The Hurt Locker” Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier and Greg Shapiro, Producers
  • Inglourious Basterds” Lawrence Bender, Producer
  • Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness, Producers
  • A Serious Man” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Producers
  • Up” Jonas Rivera, Producer
  • Up in the Air” Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman and Jason Reitman, Producers

Our money is on the Hurt Locker, it was a hard choice Precious is a serious contender too, we like both very much.

For those films with NZ twist: Avatar's story is that of the indigenous Americans and has been told before but this time there are confusing NZ icons and Chinese Islands. It's great to see District 9 up there though, 'Alien' adaptation issues: belonging, social inclusion and tolerance for those who are different is something that will strike a chord with the diaspora of many countries currently suffering from the effects of racism and xenophobia.

See Also: 'The Cove wins best documentary' Link
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  1. New Zealand's record on women is slipping, too.

    As women around New Zealand prepare to celebrate International Women's Day on Monday, New Zealand is being embarrassed on the international stage by the Government’s report to the UN Committee on the Status of Women.

    “The report contains false information and shows the status of women has gone backwards in New Zealand since National came to power,” Labour's spokesperson for Women's Affairs Sue Moroney said.

    And "Today Mr Key placed New Zealand in the group of countries that are prepared to continue to hunt endangered species"

  2. Hurt Locker won 6 of the eight Oscars it was nominated for, including Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Director (Kathryn Bigelow, the first female to win the award)

    Thanks for the links and for the reminder of International Woman's Day, which we will be participating in through Bloggers Unite.


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