and won three, for Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects.
It was revealed in a Bloomberg Business Week cover story that 20th Century Fox had fronted million to Cameron to film a proof-of-concept clip for Avatar, which he showed to Fox executives in The Na'vi language has a lexicon of about 1000 words, with some 30 added by Cameron.
On the eve of battle, Jake prays to Eywa, via a neural connection to the Tree of Souls, to intercede on behalf of the Na'vi.
During the subsequent battle, the Na'vi suffer heavy casualties, including Tsu'tey and Trudy; but are rescued when Pandoran wildlife unexpectedly join the attack and overwhelm the humans, which Neytiri interprets as Eywa's answer to Jake's prayer.
While protecting the avatars of Grace and fellow scientist Dr.
Norm Spellman as they collect biological data, Jake's avatar is attacked by a thanator and flees into the forest, where he is rescued by Neytiri, a female Na'vi.