WB Give Awards Push To THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

Warner Bros. have launched their "For Your Consideration" page, giving a rundown of the movies they hope might be in contention for some gongs come award season, and Christopher Nolan's TDKR is one of them. Click to see the categories..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 10/13/2012
As awards season draws closer, Warner Bros. have announced the movies they are putting forward for consideration. This year the studio is getting behind Argo, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Cloud Atlas and The Dark Knight Rises. Below are the categories for the Christopher Nolan's final Bat-flick, and and you can see the full list by clicking HERE



THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

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


As much as I loved the movie and would be delighted to see recognition for it and the cast and crew, I think Warner Bros. are being a little ambitious if they think this will lead to any nominations. Hathaway will more likely be nominated for her turn in Les Misérables if anything, and although Bale gave (arguably) his best performance as Bruce Wayne/Batman of all three movies, I can't see the major awards brass recognizing him as a best actor contender. Christopher Nolan as best director would be my pick out of all of these to actually garner any award plaudits. On the other hand, after the uproar when The Dark Knight failing to receive any noms led to The Academy Awards expanding the number of movies eligible for Oscar love in their best picture category, they may just look to make amends. Unlikely, but stranger things have happened. What do you guys think?









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batfan175 - 10/13/2012, 4:16 AM
Haters arriving in 3...2...1...
NerdyGeek - 10/13/2012, 4:17 AM
Yeah... no! I like the movie and all but in no way is it an Oscar contender.
XxComablackxX1937 - 10/13/2012, 4:25 AM
Good movie but No.. Not an Oscar contender.
NerdyGeek - 10/13/2012, 4:29 AM
Well, actually... it deserves to win 'Best Original Score'.
rebellion - 10/13/2012, 4:54 AM
sucks to say but if heath didn't die he wouldn't even get a nomination. so i'm sure tdkr won't get any. unfortunately.
HAQ - 10/13/2012, 4:54 AM
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
MARION COTILLARD

LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!! Joke???
UltimaRex - 10/13/2012, 4:57 AM
TDK should have won/been nominated in 2009.

They are pulling a "LOTR" where Fellowship and The Two Towers didn't win best pic but Return won for all three.

I love TDKR but it's not going to win. It'll get nominated as an apology for TDK but it won't win.
thewonderer - 10/13/2012, 5:00 AM
lol@ all these comments

Tom Hardy alone gave the best performance out of anyone this year.

and people keep saying Cotillard is a bad actress because of the 5 second weird looking death scene. What was wrong with her acting in everything else?

EggsBenedict - 10/13/2012, 5:07 AM
I think the 'best' performance was Michael Cain - even though he was only in the movie for about 4 mintues, total. And besides, no one can argue with giving Michael Cain Oscars!
marvel72 - 10/13/2012, 5:08 AM
no way does this deserve oscar nominations,the first two movies are superior in everyway well apart from the fight scenes & they didn't get best picture.

i'd probably nominate caine & oldman for best supporting actor,but everything else just isn't worthy.

i feel the same way about the avengers the only nomination that should get is best cgi,maybe they should have a best comic book movie catagory & then the avengers could get the oscar next year in that catagory.
marvel72 - 10/13/2012, 5:11 AM
@ thewonderer

XD hahahahahahahaha you really believe that XD hahahahahahaha
fattieacid - 10/13/2012, 5:16 AM
HATERS GONNA HATE! GO DKR!!
GRYDE - 10/13/2012, 5:17 AM
TDKR does not deserve one single nomination.
As time has passed since I 1st saw it, I have to say I like it less and less.
INSTANTJUSTICE - 10/13/2012, 5:18 AM


RAZZIES here we come.
Kingdork - 10/13/2012, 5:18 AM
Yeah good movie overall, I liked it, but come on... I don't think it deserves any Oscars. It was by far the weakest (and slightly dumbest) film of the trilogy. I still like it but no. Common sense, people. Common sense.
MovieMaster - 10/13/2012, 5:21 AM
Despite it being the weakest, the Academy will likely nominate it for the trilogy. Out of those, I predict a Best Director nomination for Nolan and MAYBE Best Original Score. Other than that there shouldn't be any other nominations.
MrReese - 10/13/2012, 5:24 AM


Prolly best director if anything.
Thegeekygurl - 10/13/2012, 5:25 AM
It had great actors who did a great job.
But there was nothing in the center that held it all together. It had no meaning. It was a well made nearly 3 hour beat down and humiliation of Batman.
Like someone said here, Nolan turned Batman into a guy who tries to be a superhero and gets his ASS BEAT! So Nolan rebooted Kick-Ass starring Batman.
Super12 - 10/13/2012, 5:25 AM
Haters gonna hate. It probably won't win anything (except maybe score or possibly directing), but you can't blame WB for putting it on the table.
UltimateSpiderman - 10/13/2012, 5:25 AM
The Dark Knight was better and that only got one nomination.

Plus the Colorado thing has tainted this movies name, so I doubt it will be getting much nominations.
lokibane2012 - 10/13/2012, 5:27 AM
This film doesn't deserve any Oscars. But I can see the Academy giving a nomination to either the film for Best Picture and/or Nolan for Best Director.

This is mainly because of TDK being a controversial snub. They might try to make up for it here. And "making-up-for-it" is a recurring trend with the Oscars...
thewonderer - 10/13/2012, 5:29 AM
@geekycomicgurl

Because Batman never got his ass beat in the comics?

I really don't get where all this hate is coming from
marvel72 - 10/13/2012, 5:33 AM
@ thewonderer

you only see what you want to see,its getting all this hate because its an average/good in places batman movie.
Thegeekygurl - 10/13/2012, 5:44 AM
@thewonderer Hate? So you're saying the movie was so great that anyone who did not like it is biased with hate for it?
The movie was a bore. I saw it on the 1st night. Not one reaction from audience until the last 5 seconds.
Yeah, Batman's gotten his ass beat in the comics but not from beginning to end of any story Ive read. And he got his Batass beat through the last half of Dark Knight too.
People complained about the dreary Superman Returns for the same reasons as it was a rainy downer of a movie but TDKR had 10 times the dreary depression.
I think Nolan needs to get some help because hes hung up on spreading his dreadful depression through his films.
Seriously, what kinda person would be interested in making a grim 3 hour film about a mans decline, beatings, lost fortune, and betrayal?
shadyginzo - 10/13/2012, 5:52 AM
what everyone else said

MIGHT be in with a shout of a nomination (and nothing else) for Caine, but Hathaway deserves it more, but neither performance was an oscar winner.

forum childishness/anti "hate" disclaimer - the film was fantastic though, being inferior to the dark knight in the same way Vodka is inferior to Whiskey... 1) it's personal preference and 2) I'm getting shitfaced either way.
LucasMend - 10/13/2012, 5:57 AM
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
MARION COTILLARD

LMAO.
silverdog - 10/13/2012, 5:59 AM

Marion Cotillard best supporting actress:




Jimdlux - 10/13/2012, 6:00 AM
Nothing to do with Haters, in comparison to the first 2 films it was garbage. Haters would hate all 3! If it had a plot without holes, it would have been a phenomenal movie. I don't blame/hate Bail, Caine, Hathaway, Freeman, Olman, Hardy, Gorden-Levit or even David Goyer. I think the special effects were totally up to par and well executed. I think they are all great actors and I'm sure Goyer's portion of the story didn't have this many holes. I blame a director who apparently decided to make the world's greatest detective a moron and he apparently figures the fans of the films are morons too. I don't even "really" have a problem with Nolan. the first 2 were good and Inception The Prestige were awesome films. If its nominated for anything, someone got a bribe.
superotherside - 10/13/2012, 6:00 AM
What should happen:

Best Picture: Avengers

Best Director: TDK

But that's just my opinion, they'll probably both get overlooked at the awards. :\

marvel72 - 10/13/2012, 6:02 AM
@ silverdog

i can see her picking up a razzie for that.
HavocPrime - 10/13/2012, 6:03 AM
Michael Caine as best supporting actor is a good choice imo, he did brilliantly as Alfred in this one
LucasMend - 10/13/2012, 6:14 AM
TDKR wasn't a great movie, not as fantastic as TDK, and not as good as BB, it was a good movie, but not GREAT. Not worthy of awards.
thalidomide - 10/13/2012, 6:22 AM
wb =
Zordan - 10/13/2012, 6:25 AM
grif movie
Boekelaar - 10/13/2012, 6:25 AM
It'll never win any of the serious awards, only something like best make-up or something (it won't win that award but you get my point).
Even though it was excellent in many ways at the end of the day it was a tent-pole studio film that was made for mainstream audiences in order to make money. Those movies don't win Oscars. Lord of the Rings may be an exception but the movies themselves were exceptional and were easily better than The Dark Knight Trilogy.
I'd be annoyed if it won actually because I have seen much better films this year and much better performance from other actors. Fanboy love doesn't qualify you for the biggest award in the industry. They really need a separate category for like 'Best Popcorn Movie' or 'Best Summer Blockbuster'.
These sort of movies are in a league of their own and it would be nice to see their makers get some recognition...just not best picture or director.
GRYDE - 10/13/2012, 6:30 AM
@superotherside Avengers has to be the greatest movie of the year but the academy likes boring stuff like Gandhi, and Slumdog Millionaire. They want to feel like they are rewarding artsy films with some prestige.
The Academy is made up of snobby people who hate each other but want everyone else to love them. And they hate to see others have success. So films that were huge money makers have a hard time winning.
The only films that have merchandising and still win are Disney animated films.
Tajin88 - 10/13/2012, 6:44 AM
@superotherside "Best Picture: Avengers"

LMAO! I didnt laugh that hard since I watched Tom & Jerry.
gleetana - 10/13/2012, 6:46 AM
nope.. the second and best movie in the trilogy should have been the one nominated for best movie, not the third and most dissapointing.

caine should have gotten a nod for the first and second movies, not for being "aunt may" on this one. and while hardy, hatthaway and cotillard acting wasnt soap opera bad, it sure wasnt oscar level good.

neither hardy's cartoony bond villain wannabe, hatthaways´s generic femme fatale trying way too hard to be sassy, nor cotillard bland performance(and not only for her awful death scene) deserve an oscar nomination.

even comparing it to the other movies on the list WB is lobbying for awards, TDKR is the weakest.
AlSimmons - 10/13/2012, 7:00 AM
Man, I wish I could get nominated for an Oscar just for talking like Sean Connery behing a Vader mask...
Darkknight23 - 10/13/2012, 7:09 AM
Love the movie. Great way to wrap up one of the best trilogies but I don't think it'll get Oscar considerations
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