Green Oscar nominees to watch
Photo: Official Avatar Movie’s photostreamThe carpet will still be red at the Oscars this Sunday, but there will be a little more green among the nominees.
Leading the way is this year’s blockbuster “Avatar,” James Cameron’s self-proclaimed most successful environmental film of all time. Tied with “The Hurt Locker” for most nominations, including Best Picture, “Avatar” is the most popular green-themed film, but don’t let the Nav’i distract you from other eco-ly legit films.
Two films bypassed allegory and dug into unsustainable — and shocking — food practices to gain their nominations for Documentary (Feature). “Food, Inc.” takes on the industrial food system in the U.S.
And “The Cove” focuses on a brutal for-profit dolphin-killing operation in Japan.
Nominations alone are good publicity for these green messages, but a couple golden statues wouldn’t hurt. Green … for the win!