Sunday, March 7, 2010


VOAVideo: Avatar, The Hurt Locker are Strongest Contenders for Best Picture Oscar

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.