I don't know what to think about Oscars really. The Hurt Locker wasn't exactly an original story to me either. It's pretty predictable I thought. Good but you know where it's going just as much as Avatar. It's just like any other intense war movie I have seen. But yeah, I am fine with it winning Best Picture. It is kind of interesting that E.T., Star Wars, and Avatar are in that science fiction realm that by far and away make the most money, get critical success, but ultimately lose to more artsy films instead. I would have been fine with Avatar winning best picture.