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Fans give away Best Picture Oscar to Avatar

india Updated: Mar 06, 2010 19:31 IST

Fans have already given an Oscar to James Cameron''s Avatar – the 3-D sci-fi saga bagged 33.7 percent votes in the survey to emerge as Best Picture. But readers named Cameron''s ex-wife as the Best Director.

Kathryn Bigelow, who helmed "The Hurt Locker", received 39 percent votes as she outscored her former hubby. "Audiences are pulling for her to become the first woman to win for best director," the New York Daily News quoted Kevin Polowy, editor of, as saying.’

Jeff Bridges’ role of a country singer in "Crazy Heart" won him the favour of 46.4 percent readers who named him as Best Actor while 60 percent fans named Sandra Bullock as Best Actress for her performance in "The Blind Side". The poll, which was conducted from Feb. 9 to March 4, saw the participation of over 45,000 people.

According to Polowy, the survey was a look at what the Oscars would look like "if the power was put in the hands of moviegoers rather than the Academy [of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences]." (ANI)