Iraq war film is Oscar favourite

With nine nominations, the Hurt Locker would be one of the lowest-grossing winners ever.

    The Hurt Locker, a film following the fortunes of a bomb disposal team in Iraq, has received nine academy award nominations for an Oscar, including one for best picture and director, and is considered a favourite in both categories.

    While there has been no shortage of critical acclaim for the film, it has not had the same success at the box office.

    Making just $12m in the US and another $6m overseas, if the Hurt Locker wins an Oscar it would be one of the lowest-grossing winners ever.

    Al Jazeera's Cath Turner reports from Hollywood, Los Angeles.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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