King of the Box-Office World, Not King of the Awards World

By March 9, 2010Newswires

`Avatar` – King of the Box-Office World, Not King of the Awards World
by Mike Ryan

Really, looking back, did "Avatar" even stand a chance?

"Avatar" is still raking in the profits, but failed to produce the critical success that Cameron`s previous film, "Titanic," generated 12 years ago. In fact, "Avatar" — the most financially successful film of all time — was easily the most mocked film of the evening.

Sure, it was an easy target. No other nominated film featured blue aliens. Oscar co-host Steve Martin participated in a bit where he used bug spray to defend himself against "Avatar`s" jellyfish-like creatures. Ben Stiller attempted his best Na`vi impression as a presenter — oh, that could have been much, much worse.

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