that "Avatar" didn't win Best Picture. Didn't watch the Oscars, and didn't see "The Hurt Locker", but "Avatar" probably wasn't even in the top 5 films that I saw in 2009. Don't get me wrong, the visuals were absolutely amazing, innovative, and groundbreaking, but visuals are only one part of a movie, and the story itself was kinda meh. "Inglorious Basterds", "Up in the Air", and "Up" were all much better films than "Avatar" imho.
Next step: Watch "The Hurt Locker" immediately