Scene is set for James Cameron's AVATAR to replace last year's multi-BAFTA winning Slumdog-endearing-Mumbai Dharavi-kids feel-good movie with the botanist, the paraplegic and Neytiri the Na'vi.
Image: Official Avatar Movie flickr photostream
Avatar has already become the "biggest Hollywood grosser at the Indian box office" with over 1bn Rupees (IDMB).
AVATAR is nominated in the following BAFTA categories:
BEST FILM: James Cameron, Jon Landau
DIRECTOR: James Cameron
MUSIC: James Horner
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Mauro Fiore
EDITING: Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua, James Cameron
PRODUCTION DESIGN: Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg, Kim Sinclair
SOUND: Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson, Tony Johnson, Addison Teague
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham, Andrew R. Jones
Watch James Cameron: A Life in Pictures at an Alfred Dunhill BAFTA event here.
Let's hope Cameron's 3D epic wins those awards and is OSCAR nominated similarly. AVATAR is the New Year / Twenty-ten's and New Decade / Tween's feel-good movie - Jai Ho!!
Avatar trailers and movie clips here.