The nominations for the Oscar Academy Awards have been announced, with two very different movies being seen as the main contenders in the "Best Picture" category.

The science-fiction movie Avatar, which has earned billions in ticket revenues, is one of them.

Its main rival, The Hurt Locker, may have been a commercial flop.

The two films pit the world of special effects and science fiction against the real-life dangers in Iraq.
Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports.

Source: Al Jazeera