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'Avatar,' 'Inglourious Basterds,' 'Up in the Air' fall short (Oscars)

The Los Angeles Times, 8 March 2010
Publié le : 8 mars 2010
 Chris Lee 
Never mind its handicapping by many gurus of gold as an odds-on Oscar front-runner heading into Sunday evening. The downsizing drama "Up in the Air" was completely excluded in all six categories for which it was nominated, including nods for George Clooney (best actor) and director Jason Reitman. And "Up in the Air" was hardly the only multiple nominee to fall into a veritable hurt locker of Oscar indifference. In director James Cameron's trailblazing sci-fi epic "Avatar," its 10-foot-tall alien characters utter the phrase "I see you" to one another as a kind of outer-space affirmation, signifying: "I understand and accept you. I validate your existence." But on Sunday, academy voters apparently looked in another direction, handing the $310-million 3-D thriller only three of the nine Oscars for which the film had been nominated -- for visual effects, cinematography and art direction -- in an unexpected snub.
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