Avatar is a 2009 American epic science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron, and starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Joel David Moore, Giovanni Ribisi and Sigourney Weaver. The film is set in the mid-22nd century, when humans are mining a precious mineral called unobtanium on Pandora, a lush moon of a gas giant in the Alpha Centauri star system. The expansion of the mining colony threatens the continued existence of a local tribe of Na'vi—a humanoid species indigenous to Pandora. The film's title refers to the genetically engineered Na'vi-human hybrid bodies used by a team of researchers to interact with the natives of Pandora.
This film was nominated for 9 Academy Awards including one for Best Picture also winning three Oscars.
it also won 10 Saturn awars including one for Best Science Fiction Film.
it also got nominated at the Black Reel Awards for Best Supporting Actress for the film's star Zoe Saldana.
it was also recieve a Grammy nomination for James Horner's score.
at the MTV Movie Awards (now MTV Movie & TV Awards) this film recieved 5 nominations.
This is the first film to use the current Twentieth Century Fox logo.