The 82nd Academy Awards, Hollywood's glitziest event, is tonight! This year, ten films, instead of the usual five, are competing for Best Picture. Two of them -- The Hurt Locker and Avatar -- appear to be in the lead and are in fierce competition for nine Oscars. The two movies couldn't be more different.
- "Hurt Locker" is a low budget war drama.
- "Avatar" is an epic 3-D fantasy with special effects and box office revenues of Titanic proportions.
VOA's Penelope Poulou takes a look at the two American films that made history this year.