Let's take a good look at District 9: Story- interesting; Acting- above average; Entertainment value- very high; Special effects- off the chart especially when you consider this movie was shot documentary style.
Leave it to Peter Jackson to be involved with yet another ground breaking film. Really I can't understand why Avatar seems to be getting all the CGI press when you consider the overall look of District 9. Sure Avatar provides sensational eye-candy, but when you compare that to believability District 9 is the true champion in my opinion.
Will it win best movie? No, but in all effects categories the fuckin' Prawns have my vote.