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(2009)

Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2010

Won
Oscar
Best Achievement in Cinematography
Mauro Fiore
Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Joe Letteri
Stephen Rosenbaum
Richard Baneham
Andrew R. Jones
Best Achievement in Art Direction
Rick Carter (production designer)
Robert Stromberg (production designer)
Kim Sinclair (set decorator)
Nominated
Oscar
Best Motion Picture of the Year
James Cameron
Jon Landau
Best Achievement in Directing
James Cameron
Best Achievement in Film Editing
Stephen E. Rivkin
John Refoua
James Cameron
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
James Horner
Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
Christopher Boyes
Gary Summers
Andy Nelson
Tony Johnson
Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Christopher Boyes
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle

Golden Globes, USA 2010

Won
Golden Globe
Best Director - Motion Picture
James Cameron
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
James Horner
Best Original Song - Motion Picture
James Horner
Simon Franglen
Kuk Harrell
For the song "I See You".

BAFTA Awards 2010

Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Production Design
Rick Carter
Robert Stromberg
Kim Sinclair
Best Special Visual Effects
Joe Letteri
Stephen Rosenbaum
Richard Baneham
Andrew R. Jones
Nominated
Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music
James Horner
Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film
James Cameron
Jon Landau
Best Cinematography
Mauro Fiore
Best Editing
Stephen E. Rivkin
John Refoua
James Cameron
Best Sound
Christopher Boyes
Gary Summers
Andy Nelson
Tony Johnson
Addison Teague
Nominated
David Lean Award for Direction
Best Director
James Cameron

ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards 2010

Won
ASCAP Award
Top Box Office Films
James Horner

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2010

Won
Saturn Award
Best Actor
Sam Worthington
Best Actress
Zoe Saldana
Best Supporting Actor
Stephen Lang
Best Supporting Actress
Sigourney Weaver
Best Director
James Cameron
Best Writing
James Cameron
Best Music
James Horner
Best Production Design
Rick Carter
Robert Stromberg
Best Special Effects
Joe Letteri
Robert Rosenbaum
Richard Baneham
Andrew R. Jones
Best Science Fiction Film

American Cinema Editors, USA 2010

Nominated
Eddie
Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic)
Stephen E. Rivkin
John Refoua
James Cameron

American Society of Cinematographers, USA 2010

Nominated
ASC Award
Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases
Mauro Fiore

Art Directors Guild 2010

Won
Excellence in Production Design Award
Fantasy Film
Rick Carter (production designer)
Robert Stromberg (production designer)
Kim Sinclair (lead supervising art director/set decorator - New Zealand)
Kevin Ishioka (supervising art director)
Stefan Dechant (supervising art director)
Todd Cherniawsky (supervising art director)
Ben Procter (art director)
Nick Bassett (art director)
Robert Bavin (art director)
Simon Bright (art director)
Jill Cormack (art director)
Seth Engstrom (art director)
Sean Haworth (art director)
Andrew L. Jones (art director)
Andy McLaren (art director)
Andrew Menzies (art director)
Norman Newberry (art director)
Jacqui Allen (assistant art director)
Vanessa Cole (assistant art director)
Michael Stassi (assistant art director)
Jeff Wisniewski (assistant art director)
Yuri Bartoli (illustrator)
Dylan Cole (illustrator)
Dorian Bustamante (illustrator)
Ryan Church (illustrator)
James Clyne (illustrator)
TyRuben Ellingson (illustrator)
Barry Howell (illustrator)
Victor James Martinez (illustrator)
Tex Kadonaga (set designer)
Luke Caska (set designer)
Richard Mays (set designer)
Scott Herbertson (set designer)
Paul Ozzimo (illustrator)
Tammy S. Lee (set designer)
Gregory Jein (model maker)
Jason Mahakian (model maker)
Jonathan Dyer (set designer)
Steven Messing (illustrator)
Joseph Hiura (set designer)
Karl J. Martin (set designer)
Darryl Longstaffe (set designer)
John Lott (set designer)
C. Scott Baker (set designer)
Robert Andrew Johnson (set designer)
David Chow (set designer)
Craig Shoji (illustrator)
Andrew Chan (set designer)
Sam Page (set designer)
Michael Smale (set designer)
Daphne Yap (illustrator)
Andrew Reeder (set designer)

Austin Film Critics Association 2009

Nominated
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Film

Australian Film Institute 2010

Won
AFI International Award
Best Actor
Sam Worthington

Awards of the Japanese Academy 2011

Won
Award of the Japanese Academy
Best Foreign Film

BET Awards 2010

Nominated
BET Award
Best Actress
Zoe Saldana
Best Movie

BMI Film & TV Awards 2010

Won
BMI Film Music Award
Film Music
James Horner

Black Reel Awards 2010

Nominated
Black Reel
Best Supporting Actress
Zoe Saldana

British Society of Cinematographers 2009

Nominated
Best Cinematography Award
Mauro Fiore

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2010

Won
Critics Choice Award
Best Cinematography
Mauro Fiore
Best Editing
John Refoua
Stephen E. Rivkin
Best Art Direction
Best Sound
Best Visual Effects
Best Action Movie
Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Picture
Best Director
James Cameron
Best Makeup

Camerimage 2013

Nominated
Best 3D Feature Film
Mauro Fiore

Casting Society of America, USA 2010

Nominated
Artios
Outstanding Achievement in Casting - Big Budget Feature - Drama
Margery Simkin
Mali Finn (initial casting)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2009

Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Cinematography
Mauro Fiore
Best Original Score
James Horner

Cinema Audio Society, USA 2010

Nominated
C.A.S. Award
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Motion Pictures
Christopher Boyes (re-recording mixer)
Gary Summers (re-recording mixer)
Andy Nelson (re-recording mixer)
Tony Johnson (production mixer)

Cinema Brazil Grand Prize 2010

Won
Audience Award
Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)
James Cameron
USA/UK.
Nominated
Cinema Brazil Grand Prize
Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)
James Cameron
USA/UK.

Costume Designers Guild Awards 2010

Nominated
CDG Award
Excellence in Fantasy Film
Mayes C. Rubeo
Deborah Lynn Scott

César Awards, France 2010

Nominated
César
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
James Cameron
USA.

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2009

Nominated
DFWFCA Award
Best Picture

David di Donatello Awards 2010

Nominated
David
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
James Cameron

Directors Guild of America, USA 2010

Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
James Cameron

Empire Awards, UK 2010

Won
Empire Award
Best Film
Best Actress
Zoe Saldana
Best Director
James Cameron
Nominated
Empire Award
Best Actor
Sam Worthington
Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Environmental Media Awards, USA 2010

Won
EMA Award
Feature Film

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards 2009

Won
FFCC Award
Best Cinematography
Mauro Fiore

Golden Trailer Awards 2010

Won
Golden Trailer
Most Innovative Advertising for a Feature Film
Twentieth Century Fox
Mob Scene
For "Planet Pandora".
Nominated
Golden Trailer
Best Action
Twentieth Century Fox
Wild Card
For "Theatrical Trailer".
Best Action TV Spot
Twentieth Century Fox
Wild Card
For "Kansas".

Grammy Awards 2011

Nominated
Grammy
Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Simon Franglen
Kuk Harrell
James Horner
Leona Lewis
For the song "I See You".
Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
James Horner

Hollywood Post Alliance, US 2010

Won
HPA Awards
Outstanding Compositing - Feature Film
Erik Winquist
Robin Hollander
Erich Eder
Giuseppe Tagliavini
Weta Digital
Nominated
HPA Awards
Outstanding Color Grading Feature Film in a DI Process
Skip Kimball
Modern VideoFilm
Outstanding Editing - Feature Film
Stephen E. Rivkin
John Refoua
James Cameron
Outstanding Compositing - Feature Film
Eddie Pasquarello
Ben O'Brien
Conny Fauser
Jason Billington
Industrial Light & Magic (ILM)

Houston Film Critics Society Awards 2009

Nominated
HFCS Award
Best Director
James Cameron

Hugo Awards 2010

Nominated
Hugo
Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form
James Cameron (screenplay/director)

IGN Summer Movie Awards 2010

Nominated
IGN Award
Best Blu-Ray
Extended Collector's Edition

Image Awards 2010

Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Zoe Saldana

International Cinephile Society Awards 2010

Nominated
ICS Award
Best Production Design
Rick Carter
Robert Stromberg

International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) 2009

Nominated
IFMCA Award
Film Score of the Year
James Horner
Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction Film
James Horner
Film Music Composition of the Year
James Horner
For the composition track "War".

Irish Film and Television Awards 2010

Nominated
IFTA Award
Best International Film

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 2010

Won
Silver Ribbon
Best 3D Film Director (Regista del Miglior Film in 3D)
James Cameron

Jupiter Award 2010

Won
Jupiter Award
Best International Film

Kids' Choice Awards, USA 2010

Nominated
Blimp Award
Favorite Movie Actress
Zoe Saldana
Cutest Couple
Sam Worthington
Zoe Saldana
Cutest couple as Neytiri and Jake from Avatar

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards 2010

Nominated
Sierra Award
Best DVD
For the "Box Set"

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards 2009

Won
Sierra Award
Best Art Direction

London Critics Circle Film Awards 2010

Nominated
ALFS Award
Film of the Year
Director of the Year
James Cameron

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2009

2nd place
LAFCA Award
Best Production Design
Rick Carter
Robert Stromberg

MTV Movie Awards 2010

Nominated
MTV Movie Award
Best Movie
Best Female Performance
Zoe Saldana
Best Villain
Stephen Lang
Best Fight
Stephen Lang
Sam Worthington
Best Kiss
Zoe Saldana
Sam Worthington

Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 2010

Won
Golden Reel Award
Best Sound Editing - Music in a Feature Film
Jim Henrikson (supervising music editor)
Dick Bernstein (music editor)
Michael K. Bauer (music editor)
Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects and Foley in a Feature Film
Addison Teague (supervising sound editor, sound designer)
Christopher Boyes (supervising sound editor, sound designer)
Luke Dunn Gielmuda (supervising foley editor)
James Likowski (foley editor)
Ken Fischer (sound effects editor)
Shannon Mills (sound effects editor)
Timothy Nielsen (sound effects editor)
Christopher Scarabosio (sound effects editor)
Dennie Thorpe (foley artist)
Jana Vance (foley artist)
Nominated
Golden Reel Award
Best Sound Editing - Dialogue and ADR in a Feature Film
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle (supervising sound editor)
Kim Foscato (dialogue editor)
Cheryl Nardi (dialogue editor)
Marshall Winn (dialogue editor)
Petra Bach (adr editor)
Richard Hymns (adr editor)
Stuart McCowan (adr editor)
Steve Slanec (adr editor)

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 2010

2nd place
NSFC Award
Best Production Design
Rick Carter

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2009

2nd place
NYFCC Award
Best Cinematographer
Mauro Fiore

New York Film Critics, Online 2009

Won
NYFCO Award
Best Film
Top Films of the Year

Nikkan Sports Film Awards 2010

Won
Readers' Choice Award
Most Popular Film

North Texas Film Critics Association, US 2009

Won
NTFCA Award
Best Cinematography
Mauro Fiore

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards 2009

Nominated
OFCC Award
Best Film

Online Film & Television Association 2010

Won
OFTA Film Award
Best Voice-Over Performance
Zoe Saldana

For playing "Neytiri". Tied with Jennifer Cody for playing "Charlotte La Bouff" in The Princess and... More

For playing "Neytiri". Tied with Jennifer Cody for playing "Charlotte La Bouff" in The Princess and the Frog (2009).

Best Production Design
Rick Carter (production design)
Robert Stromberg (production design)
Todd Cherniawsky (art direction)
Stefan Dechant (art direction)
Kevin Ishioka (art direction)
Andy McLaren (art direction)
Kim Sinclair (art direction/set decoration)
Best Sound Mixing
Christopher Boyes
Tony Johnson
Andy Nelson
Gary Summers
Best Sound Effects Editing
Christopher Boyes
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle
Best Visual Effects
Joe Letteri
Stephen Rosenbaum
Richard Baneham
Andrew R. Jones
Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Picture
James Cameron
Jon Landau
Best Director
James Cameron
Best Music, Original Score
James Horner
Best Film Editing
Stephen E. Rivkin
John Refoua
James Cameron
Best Cinematography
Mauro Fiore
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Linda DeVetta
Rick Findlater
Roxane Griffin
Mike Smithson
Tegan Taylor

Online Film Critics Society Awards 2010

Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Director
James Cameron
Best Cinematography
Mauro Fiore
Best Editing
John Refoua
Stephen E. Rivkin

PGA Awards 2010

Nominated
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
James Cameron
Jon Landau

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2009

Won
PFCS Award
Best Cinematography
Mauro Fiore
Best Film Editing
James Cameron
John Refoua
Stephen E. Rivkin
Best Production Design
Rick Carter
Robert Stromberg
Best Visual Effects

Rembrandt Awards 2011

Won
Rembrandt Award
Best DVD Release (Beste DVD uitbreng)

Rembrandt Awards 2010

Won
Rembrandt Award
Best International Film (Beste Buitenlandse Film)

SFX Awards, UK 2011

Nominated
SFX Award
Best Actress
Zoe Saldana
Best Film Director
James Cameron
Best Film
James Cameron

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2009

2nd place
SDFCS Award
Best Director
James Cameron

Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2010

Won
Modern Master Award
James Cameron

Scream Awards 2010

Won
Scream Award
Best Director
James Cameron
3-D Top Three
Best F/X
Nominated
Scream Award
Best Science Fiction Actress
Zoe Saldana
Best Supporting Actress
Sigourney Weaver
Best Villain
Stephen Lang
As Col. Miles Quaritch
The Ultimate Scream
Best Science Fiction Movie
Fight Scene of the Year
For "Final Battle: Na'vi vs Military"

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US 2009

Won
SLFCA Award
Best Visual Effects
Most Original, Innovative or Creative Film

Teen Choice Awards 2010

Won
Teen Choice Award
Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi
Zoe Saldana
Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi
Sam Worthington
Choice Movie: Sci-Fi
Nominated
Teen Choice Award
Choice Movie: Villain
Stephen Lang
Choice Movie: Hissy Fit
Giovanni Ribisi
Choice Movie: Fight
Sam Worthington
Stephen Lang
Jake Sully vs. Col. Quatrich

Venice Film Festival 2010

Won
3-D Award
Most Creative 3D Film Stereoscopic Film of the Year
James Cameron
Tied with 'Chris Sanders' and Dean DeBlois for How to Train Your Dragon (2010).

Visual Effects Society Awards 2010

Won
VES Award
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Feature Motion Picture
Richard Baneham (animation supervisor)
Joyce Cox (overall vfx producer)
Joe Letteri (senior visual effects supervisor)
Eileen Moran (vfx producer)
Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Andrew R. Jones (animation director)
Joe Letteri (senior visual effects supervisor)
Zoe Saldana (actress)
Jeff Unay (facial lead)
For Neytiri.
Outstanding Matte Paintings in a Feature Motion Picture
Jean-Luc Azzis (senior compositor)
Peter Baustaedter (senior matte painter)
Brenton Cottman (lead matte painter)
Yvonne Muinde (lead matte painter)
For Pandora.
Outstanding Models and Miniatures in a Feature Motion Picture
Simon Cheung (senior modeller)
Paul Jenness (lead modeller)
John Stevenson-Galvin (senior modeller)
Rainer Zöttl (senior/lead modeller)
For Samson/home tree/floating mountains/ampsuit.
Outstanding Created Environment in a Feature Motion Picture
Shadi Almassizadeh (cg supervisor)
Dan Cox (cg supervisor)
Ula Rademeyer (lead texture painter)
Eric Saindon (visual effects supervisor)
For the jungle/biolume.
Best Single Visual Effect of the Year
Joe Letteri (senior visual effects supervisor)
Joyce Cox (overall vfx producer)
Eileen Moran (vfx producer)
Thelvin Cabezas (lighting technical director)
For Neytiri drinking.
Nominated
VES Award
Best Single Visual Effect of the Year
Jill Brooks (visual effects producer)
John Knoll (visual effects supervisor)
Frank Losasso Petterson (simulation technical director)
Tory Mercer (compositor)
For Quarich's escape.
Outstanding Created Environment in a Feature Motion Picture
Thelvin Cabezas (lighting technical director)
Miae Kang (lead lighting technical director)
Daniel Macarin (lighting technical director)
Guy Williams (visual effects supervisor)
For the Willow Glade.
Outstanding Created Environment in a Feature Motion Picture
Jessica Cowley (senior texture painter)
Dan Lemmon (visual effects supervisor)
Keith Miller (cg supervisor)
Cameron Smith (lead compositor)
For the floating mountains.
Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture
Jay Cooper (technical director)
Beth D'Amato (digital paint)
Eddie Pasquarello (compositing supervisor)
Todd Vaziri (compositor)
For the end battle.
Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture
Erich Eder (compositor)
Robin Hollander (compositor)
Giuseppe Tagliavini (compositor)
Erik Winquist (compositing supervisor)

World Soundtrack Awards 2010

Nominated
World Soundtrack Award
Best Original Soundtrack of the Year
James Horner
Best Original Song Written for a Film
James Horner (music by/lyrics by)
Simon Franglen (music by/lyrics by)
Kuk Harrell (lyrics by)
Leona Lewis (performer)
For the song "I See You".

World Stunt Awards 2010

Nominated
Taurus Award
Best Stunt Coordination and/or 2nd Unit Direction
Allan Poppleton
Stuart Thorp
Garrett Warren

Writers Guild of America, USA 2010

Nominated
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Original Screenplay
James Cameron

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