Monday, January 18, 2010

Don't do it, AMPAS

Dear Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences,

Please don't give Avatar the Best Picture statuette. Sure, it won the Golden Globe, but remember The Hurt Locker? The 2009 war movie that didn't cost $310 million? The one with a terrific screenplay, fine acting, and top-notch direction? Let Cameron's baby sweep the sound and visual-effects categories. Then, when it comes to the big one, honor a movie that isn't a rehash of 10 other movies dressed up in (admittedly spectacular) CGI.

Neal Schindler

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