Yeah. Maybe District 9 is anti-military... but it's more anti-Blackwater than anything else. Same with Avatar. As for SF winning... there just wasn't any good SF that was nominated except for Up. Now if Moon was up for best picture? Different story maybe. I do find it kind of strange that a history will remember the first female director winning the biggest American directing award winning for a relatively bland and unassuming war movie. Who would have imagined?