Saturday, October 25, 2008

WEEKEND FORUM: Can The Dark Knight get an Oscar Nomination?

Hey guys! So, the weekend has come, and as always, no new news has been released, that's worth reporting. Therefore, after reading one of my favorite blogs, The Movie Blog, I have decided to see where you guys stand on this hot little issue.

A few weeks back, Paramount in all of their idiocy moved the anticipated Oscar bait flick, The Soloist, starring Robert Downey Jr. Now, most of the time, this wouldn't be a huge deal, but with this year, it is. Take the remaining slate of big time Oscar bait films...

-Defiance- (Moved back to New Years Eve_
-The Road- (Moved back to 2009)
-Milk- (Early Reviews have been mixed)
-The Changeling- (Mixed, but mostly positive reviews)
-Frost/Nixon- (Mixed early reviews)
-Australia-
-Curious Case Of Benjamin Button- (Will be the best film of the year)
-Revolutionary Road- (First trailer didn't really do anything for me at least)
-Slumdog Millionaire- (Just gained a supposedly ridiculous R rating)

Now, compared to last year, this is not nearly as big of a fall season in sheer quantity of probable Oscar worthy films. That all said, with this weaker fall slate, do any of you see The Dark Knight possibly getting an Oscar nomination, and if so, what else could you see joining it? What all would you nominate right now?

Me personally, I don't think it will get an Oscar nod, as I believe these will be the five flicks that we will see nominated...
-Curious Case of Benjamin Button
-Australia
-Slumdog Millionaire
-Milk
-The Wrestler

However, I do see Nolan, the director, possibly getting a Best Director nomination, because this is the huge film, scale wise, that the Academy loves to award. It could also warrant a best screenplay, either adapted (if you want to be technical), or original, and maybe a Cinematography nod. Those are probably it's best bets.

What films do you guys think will get a nomination? Can you see The Dark Knight getting nominated and/or winning? What would you nominate right now?

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