Science fiction movie “Avatar” and “The Hurt Locker” have nominated in nine categories for the Oscars.
This year's best picture race was expanded to 10 films by the Academy in a move analysts have said was intended to boost television ratings for the awards show. Vying for the best picture race alongside “Avatar” and “The Hurt Locker” are “Inglourious Basterds”, “Precious”, “District 9” , “Up”, “An Education”, “The Blind Side”, “A Serious Man”, “Up In the Air”, “Crazy Heart”.
The Oscar award would be held on March 7.