Warner Bros Dream Of An Oscar For The Dark Knight Rises

The campaigning for the Academy Awards has started and it’s a known fact that some films will always be considered Oscar worthy while others have to fight much harder for the consideration. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is both a comic book film and an action film, two genres which aren’t always associated with the prestigious occasion.

However, after Heath Ledger’s posthumous Oscar win for his portrayal of The Joker in THE DARK KNIGHT in 2008 – Warner Bros is hoping that the Batman franchise finally gets accepted by the Oscars. The studio is submitting nomination requests for almost everyone in the cast, and for every category imaginable. They’ve launched a new ‘For your Consideration site’ and the nominations they are hoping for are:

BEST PICTURE
EMMA THOMAS
CHRISTOPHER NOLAN
CHARLES ROVEN

BEST DIRECTOR
CHRISTOPHER NOLAN

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Screenplay by
JONATHAN NOLAN and
CHRISTOPHER NOLAN

Story by
CHRISTOPHER NOLAN & DAVID S. GOYER

BEST ACTOR
CHRISTIAN BALE

BEST ACTRESS
ANNE HATHAWAY

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
MICHAEL CAINE
GARY OLDMAN
TOM HARDY
JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT
MORGAN FREEMAN

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
MARION COTILLARD

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
WALLY PFISTER, ASC

BEST ART DIRECTION
Production Designers
NATHAN CROWLEY
KEVIN KAVANAUGH

Set Decorator
PAKI SMITH

BEST FILM EDITING
LEE SMITH, A.C.E.

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
LINDY HEMMING

BEST MAKEUP
Makeup Department Head
LUISA ABEL

Hair Department Head
JANICE ALEXANDER

BEST SOUND MIXING
Production Sound Mixer
ED NOVICK

Re-Recording Mixers
GARY A. RIZZO
GREGG LANDAKER

BEST SOUND EDITING
RICHARD KING

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
PAUL FRANKLIN
CHRIS CORBOULD
PETER BEBB
ANDREW LOCKLEY

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
HANS ZIMMER

Sadly, they lose credibility when pushing Anne Hathaway as a contender for the lead actress category. The only realistic acting performance to be considered by the Academy would be that of Sir Michael Caine. Christopher Nolan has never been nominated for an Oscar as a director before, and somehow I find it unlikely that THE DARK KNIGHT RISES would secure him his first nod. With all unconventional Oscar films, sound and make-up are the likely categories in which THE DARK KNIGHT RISES has a chance for nomination, and possibly even a win.

Let us know if you think Warner Bros wishlist is a realistic one or if you disagree with them completely.

Source: Firstshowing/Warner Bros

Isra has probably seen one too many movies and has serious issues with differentiating between reality and film - which is why her phone number starts with 555. She tries to be intellectual and claims to enjoy German and Swedish film, but in reality anything with a pretty boy in it will suffice.

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