Thought: Is the “Dark Knight” Oscar worthy for Best Picture?

Yes, I know, another “The Dark Knight” post. I can not help myself. The movie is amazing. I love the movie so much, it’s a film with perfection. Everything about the movie is perfect. While everyone is wanting Heath Ledger to get Oscar nominated for “The Dark Knight”, I think the film deserves a lot more nominations.

I think the film is worthy enough for these nominations here: “The Dark Knight” for Best Picture, Christopher Nolan for Best Director, Christopher and Jonathan Nolan for Best Adapted Screenplay, Heath Ledger for Best Actor in a Leading Role (yes, The Joker is the leading villain), Gary Oldman for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Michael Caine for Best Actor in Supporting Role (two way tie), James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer for Best Musical Score, Lindy Hemming for Best Costume Design, “The Dark Knight” for Best Sound and Best Cinematography.

Notice I never listed Christian Bale for anything. His acting was good for Bruce Wayne/Batman but definitely not Oscar worthy. Not only Heath Ledger deserves to be Oscar nominated for this film, the rest of the film does too.

This could possibly be the first Oscar award winning Batman film. This movie is so amazing that I want to see it in theater again and again.

Kev

0 thoughts on “Thought: Is the “Dark Knight” Oscar worthy for Best Picture?”

  1. I’m a fan of the “Old School” Bat man as NO ONE can replace M. Keaton. He IS batman. I fell asleep through Batman Begins basically because … well … it never really did “begin” or move or do anything but spin in my DVD player.

    But I have to say, the previews for Dark Night did grab my attention!! Enough to where I can over look my last nap time and actually check this one out in the theater. Hey, worse comes to worse, it’ll be the best $10 snore.

    No, in all seriousness, this one DOES look solid and I def need to check it out! I dug all the Spiderman movies, Xmen, and Iron man films. This one finally looks like it’ll be up to par!!

    ~Dan

  2. I’m a fan of the “Old School” Bat man as NO ONE can replace M. Keaton. He IS batman. I fell asleep through Batman Begins basically because … well … it never really did “begin” or move or do anything but spin in my DVD player.

    But I have to say, the previews for Dark Night did grab my attention!! Enough to where I can over look my last nap time and actually check this one out in the theater. Hey, worse comes to worse, it’ll be the best $10 snore.

    No, in all seriousness, this one DOES look solid and I def need to check it out! I dug all the Spiderman movies, Xmen, and Iron man films. This one finally looks like it’ll be up to par!!

    ~Dan

  3. I personally, have a way to determine which movie accomplished the best standards, that way is to watch it for the second time and look all the details, and if I find it better than the first time that I saw then the film is a success… even more if I leave with the temptation of seeing it more times.

    The Dark Knight dazzled me the first time, and the second time I enjoyed it even more. Christopher Nolan crafted a true symphony with the franchise. I think is not fear to compare Nolan’s work with Tim Burton’s Batman, because they have different narrative styles. However, I tempt to like Christopher Nolan’s work. The rhythm that is given to the movie is adequate, ha managed to give the correct balance to the characters, to ensemble a screenplay that could be called a mind-delight without disregarding the entertainment that is inherent in this kind of movies.

    I also think is not fear to underrate the work of the cast because of the Ledger’s unique portrait of the Joker. It is true that his performance is an Academy Award worthy, but the entire cast made a state-of-the-art performance in this film. They deliver us an anguished Bruce Wayne (Bale) dealing with his alter-ego, a screen-stealer Gary Oldman, the utterly charismatic Aaron Eckhart, and finally Morgan Freeman, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Michael Caine, who with their settled performances give the right tone to the issues concerning the Leading characters. With all the cast working like the machinery of a clock, I predict this will give as a result a Screen Actors Guild “Performance by a Cast” nomination.

    Now, the big question: Is it Oscar Worthy? I can dare to say YES. I think The Dark Knight has accomplished something never seen in any other super-hero movie before.
    – Present moral and ethical dilemmas with a coherent mind blowing screenplay
    – Arrange a balance between true movie content with pure entertainment
    – Break the prejudices about the movie gender, and lift up the standard of that kind of movies
    – Give a complete delight to the senses, becoming a must-see-in-theaters movie.
    – And, with all this elements working properly, become a complete blockbuster, satisfying the audience, the critics and the fans.

    I think, after The Dark Knight, all the super-hero movies must be thought without diminishing the audience’s taste like the Nolan brothers have done.

    I think “The Dark Knight” is a picture worthy of the following nominations:
    – Best Picture
    – Best Director
    – Best Actor: Heath Ledger
    – Best Actor: Gary Oldman
    – Best Adapted Screenplay
    – Best Cinematography
    – Best Editing
    – Best Sound
    – Best Sound Editing

    However, it is a little early to give predictions like this when there are 4 months to go. Nevertheless, is my way to express the elements that impressed me the most from this movie.

  4. I personally, have a way to determine which movie accomplished the best standards, that way is to watch it for the second time and look all the details, and if I find it better than the first time that I saw then the film is a success… even more if I leave with the temptation of seeing it more times.

    The Dark Knight dazzled me the first time, and the second time I enjoyed it even more. Christopher Nolan crafted a true symphony with the franchise. I think is not fear to compare Nolan’s work with Tim Burton’s Batman, because they have different narrative styles. However, I tempt to like Christopher Nolan’s work. The rhythm that is given to the movie is adequate, ha managed to give the correct balance to the characters, to ensemble a screenplay that could be called a mind-delight without disregarding the entertainment that is inherent in this kind of movies.

    I also think is not fear to underrate the work of the cast because of the Ledger’s unique portrait of the Joker. It is true that his performance is an Academy Award worthy, but the entire cast made a state-of-the-art performance in this film. They deliver us an anguished Bruce Wayne (Bale) dealing with his alter-ego, a screen-stealer Gary Oldman, the utterly charismatic Aaron Eckhart, and finally Morgan Freeman, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Michael Caine, who with their settled performances give the right tone to the issues concerning the Leading characters. With all the cast working like the machinery of a clock, I predict this will give as a result a Screen Actors Guild “Performance by a Cast” nomination.

    Now, the big question: Is it Oscar Worthy? I can dare to say YES. I think The Dark Knight has accomplished something never seen in any other super-hero movie before.
    – Present moral and ethical dilemmas with a coherent mind blowing screenplay
    – Arrange a balance between true movie content with pure entertainment
    – Break the prejudices about the movie gender, and lift up the standard of that kind of movies
    – Give a complete delight to the senses, becoming a must-see-in-theaters movie.
    – And, with all this elements working properly, become a complete blockbuster, satisfying the audience, the critics and the fans.

    I think, after The Dark Knight, all the super-hero movies must be thought without diminishing the audience’s taste like the Nolan brothers have done.

    I think “The Dark Knight” is a picture worthy of the following nominations:
    – Best Picture
    – Best Director
    – Best Actor: Heath Ledger
    – Best Actor: Gary Oldman
    – Best Adapted Screenplay
    – Best Cinematography
    – Best Editing
    – Best Sound
    – Best Sound Editing

    However, it is a little early to give predictions like this when there are 4 months to go. Nevertheless, is my way to express the elements that impressed me the most from this movie.

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