Should "The Dark Knight Rises" receive any Academy Award nominations? The studio heads at Warner Bros. launched a campaign website this week in order to push for Oscar consideration of the final film in the Batman trilogy.
“And the Oscar for Best Picture goes to...‘The Dark Knight Rises’!”
Could these be the words that the audience hears in February when the 85th Academy Awards ceremony is held? Warner Bros. is hoping so, which is why it launched an Oscar campaign not only for “The Dark Knight Rises,” but also for “Argo,” “Cloud Atlas,” “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and “Magic Mike.”
According to the website, the studio is urging the Academy to consider “The Dark Knight Rises” for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and a slate of others, including its male and female cast.
The studio also released several new photos.
Here is a brief list of Oscar considerations from Warner Bros.:
Best Adapted Screenplay
Jonathan Nolan & Christopher Nolan
“Batman Begins” was only nominated for one Academy Award, which was for Pfister’s cinematography. “The Dark Knight” garnered eight Oscar nominations, seven for technical achievements and one for acting. Heath Ledger won Best Supporting Actor for his role as The Joker, while Richard King won Best Sound Editing.
At the Hollywood Film Festival, Pfister won the Cinematographer of the Year award, but nothing else thus far.
The picture had a $250 million budget, but went onto gross $1.08 billion in the global box office.
It maintains a 8.8 rating on IMDB.com and an 87 percent fresh rating on Rottentomatoes.com.