Fiction vs reality in Oscar race

Smash-hit science-fiction Avatar pitted against reality-based Hurt Locker for top award.

    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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.