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Why Cameron's Avatar lost at Oscars

india Updated: Mar 16, 2010 13:34 IST

James Cameron

Hollywood filmmaker James Cameron feels his blockbuster


may have lost out to

The Hurt Locker

at this years Oscars due to the sci-fi drama's perceived anti-US theme.

When asked whether


defeat at the Academy Awards was related to the anti-US theme of the film at recent event, Cameron said, "You may have a point there. The Academy (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) tends to favour those films which give a closure to what we have been doing on

foreign lands."


The Hurt Locker

is such a film. Not that I am trying to take anything away from Kathryn. It is a fantastic film and it was me who asked her to direct it," he added.

Cameron, whose film shows how the US military and corporates seek to displace the Na'vi people on Pandora to obtain a rich mineral called 'Unobtainium', lost the Best Director Oscar to former wife, Kathryn Bigelow for

The Hurt Locker


"The Academy always tends to break down the big film to bring small films forward so that more people watch them," Cameron said.

'The Hurt Locker', which follows a US bomb disposal team during the Iraq War, scooped five other awards including Best Film, Best Original Screenplay, Editing, Sound Mixing and Sound Editing trophies at this years Oscars.

It was nominated in nine categories along with Cameron's


, which took three trophies.