New York (ANI): James Cameron says Oscars have snubbed actors of his sci-fi blockbuster Avatar because people often 'confuse' the movie's technology as being responsible for what they have seen onscreen.
"People confuse what we have done with animation," the New York Daily News quoted Cameron as telling The Hollywood Reporter. The Avatar helmer added: "It's nothing like animation. The creator here is the actor, not the unseen hand of an animator."
The film, which has received nine Academy Award nominations this week, took over 15 years to be produced and used innovative CGI technology to bring alive the story of a futuristic conflict between humans and the blue-skinned Na'vi tribe of Pandora.
However, Cameron believes Oscar voters didn't consider the film's performances to be actual 'acting.' The flick"s producer Jon Landau said: "We made a commitment to our actors that what they would see up on the screen were their performances, not somebody else's interpretation of what their performance might or might not be."