Avatar at the Oscars: What are the Odds?
The whole Avatarization meme, with Photoshop-savvy fans recruiting icons (Hugh Laurie, Lil Wayne, Angelina Jolie, John Goodman, Sasha Grey, Mr. Bean et al) into the Na'vi tribe -- peaked around Valentine's Day with the poignant spectacle of Palestinian activists protesting the Israeli barrier in blue body-paint and full Na'vi drag.
Still, look for a resurgence next Sunday night during Hollywood's annual self-congratulation fest. In fact you can bet on it. According to Jimmy the Geek, these are the current odds given by British bookmakers:
1/1000 A Na'vi will appear on TV at some point during the ceremony
1/50 Joan Rivers will interview a Na'vi on the Red Carpet
1/1 Host Steve Martin will appear in blue-face
2/1 Co-host Alec Baldwin will refer to Steve Martin as "a real avatard"
3/1 Zoe Saldana will co-present the Oscar for Best Visual Effects with Mr. Fox
4/1 A Na'vi will dance with Mickey Mouse
5/1 Stetsoned Na'vis will perform "The Weary Kind"
6/1 A Na'vi will hug a tree
10/1 A Na'vi will hug Gabourey Sidibe
20/1 A Na'vi will defuse an IED
50/1 A Na'vi will defuse an IED and kill Hitler
1000/1 A Na'vi will hug Gabourey Sidibe, defuse a bomb, kill Hitler, and fire Alec Baldwin