DALLAS, March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- While all eyes will be on the fabulous star fashions sweeping the red carpet, Sunday, March 7, Hollywood will pay tribute to the "best of the best" movies for 2009. Tune in to the movie capital's big night to see which voter favorites from the Blockbuster Inc. (NYSE: BBI, BBI.B) 2010 Awards Show poll take home the golden statues.
In a double-sweep victory, the high-grossing movie "Avatar," about a paraplegic war veteran brought to the planet Pandora on a unique mission and torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home, led the "Best Picture" category with 35 percent of the votes. James Cameron won in the "Best Director" category for his record-breaking sci-fi adventure with 45 percent of the votes.
Voters overwhelmingly chose Sandra Bullock to win the "Lead Actress" category for her role as Leigh Anne Tuohy in "The Blind Side." This movie tells the story of a homeless boy from a broken home who became an All-American football player and first round NFL draft pick when a caring woman and her family help him fulfill his potential.
Based on more than 3,000 votes cast on blockbuster.com, the winners in each category with their percentage of the total are:
Movie fans who want to keep score at home can tune in to the awards show Sunday on ABC at 5E/8P. Select movies are available now at blockbuster.com or at BLOCKBUSTER stores.
About Blockbuster Inc.
Blockbuster Inc. is a leading global provider of rental and retail movie and game entertainment. The company provides customers with convenient access to media entertainment anywhere, any way they want it - whether in-store, by-mail, through vending kiosks or digitally downloaded directly to their family room or mobile device. With a highly recognized brand name and a library of more than 125,000 movie and game titles, Blockbuster leverages its multichannel presence to serve two million daily global customers and more than 50 million annual global customers. The company may be accessed worldwide at www.blockbuster.com.
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