‘Avatar’ Falls Short At The Oscars, And The Experts Weigh In On Why

FROM MTV.COM: James Cameron’s “Avatar” became the highest-grossing movie of all time in theaters, but Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker” became the lowest-grossing film ever to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards on Sunday. Even with Best Visual Effects and Best Cinematography wins to boast about, many thought that “Avatar” would follow behind “Titanic” and bring a windfall of Oscar wins. Critics point to several inherent weaknesses, however, including actor fears within the Academy, traditional notions of film and political trends.

“For whatever reason, boomer-age people, older Gen X-ers [in the Academy] are threatened by it,” journalist and Hollywood Elsewhere writer Jeff Wells told MTV News. “They feel on some level that they’re going to be lost, that they’re going to be digitally wiped out in the future.”

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