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'The Hurt Locker' victory at National Society of Film Critics: Good news for 'Avatar'?

January 3, 2010 |  2:49 pm

Avatar Titanic National Society of Film Critics news

When "The Hurt Locker" beat "Avatar" and other rivals for the best picture prize bestowed today by the National Society of Film Critics, it marked the fourth time that the group agreed with the other two prestigious critics' organizations that have been in existence for several decades: the New York Film Critics Circle and the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn.

Previously, the groups concurred on "L.A. Confidential" (1997), "Schindler's List" (1993) and "GoodFellas" (1990). That means that the last time the trio lined up, a different film sailed on to win the Oscar over "L.A. Confidential" -- "Titanic." Its director, of course, was James Cameron, who's currently in the derby with "Avatar." Hmmm . . . should producers of "The Hurt Locker" be worried?

The Oscars rubber-stamped "Schindler's List," of course, but the academy preferred "Dances With Wolves" to "GoodFellas" in 1990.

See the full list of NSFC winners here.

Photos: "Avatar" (20th Century Fox), "Titanic" (Paramount)


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