By Kyle | January 24, 2010
Now that SAG has given its top award to what is obviously the best film of the year, I seem to recall someone saying (at a time when most seemed to think “Basterds” wouldn’t even get nominated): Don’t count it out for the Oscar. It may have even been me. I really, really, really doubt Best Picture is going to “Avatar,” with its cheesy dialogue, its arrogant director, its gung-ho moments, its scary implications for actors (who are by far the largest voting branch of the Academy). Okay, it’s a great looking movie. How many fantasies have won the top Oscar? Only the final Lord of the Rings picture. And it made gobs of money. Not a lot of movies that topped the box office in their year won Best Picture either.