By John C.
The Hurt Locker opened last July to critical raves, but meager box office revenue. Now it seems audiences are finally taking the time to see the film on DVD.
Though Kathryn Bigelow will more than likely win Best Director, becoming the first woman ever to do so, The Hurt Locker is neck-in-neck with Avatar to win Best Picture come Oscar night. Which film will take home the gold is anyone’s guess, but it seems mainstream audiences and critics are pretty evenly split on opinions of which film should win.
The Hurt Locker is nominated for 9 Oscars.
Inglourious Basterds opened at the end of last summer, and sort of took a back seat during the majority of the season. Only after a few other contenders fell flat, did this film start getting some serious talk. But after all, this is a Tarantino film, and was in the running all along.
Though it will only win Best Picture if the number 1 votes get split between Avatar and The Hurt Locker, and this is the most popular 2nd-or-3rd choice, Quentin Tarantino may very well end up taking home another Oscar for his masterful screenwriting.
Inglourious Basterds is nominated for 8 Oscars.
(Part 1) Avatar so Popular, that other Contenders are Blind Sided
(Part 2) Voters are Educated, but these Contenders are Relegated to the 9th District