WB Pushing ‘Dark Knight Rises’ for Nearly Every Bloody Academy Award Nomination

- 11-13-12Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

The end of the year and the beginning of the next heralds the coming of more than just a change in date.  It is that time of the year when studios start to hype their big-money movies to become Academy Award nominees.  Warner Brothers has plenty to bring to the table this year and one property in particular looks to be getting a major push – The Dark Knight Rises.

Usually, comic book flicks (and action flicks in general) only have technical awards to look forward to.  The Dark Knight Rises is likely to be a major contender when it comes to things like cinematography, art direction, costume design and the like.  But Warner Bros. wants more!  So they’re pushing the bloody hell out of this thing in pretty much any category they can justify.

Check after the jump for the full and rather massive list of the categories they hope to be included in:

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

Wow… okay.  I guess they can feel free to try, but no movie has had a sweep of nominations like that since probably Titanic, and even that one boasted no legitimate claims to acting (no, Kate Winslet’s performance does not count as legitimate – or acting for that matter).  And while Michael Caine did do a smash-up job, I’m guessing that WB is reaching.

And, on a personal note, Marion fucking Cotillard for Best Supporting Actress!?!  Seriously?  She was one of the absolute worst parts of that film.  They could have edited her part out of the movie completely and replaced it with a dancing animated hippo fondling itself and spouting her lines in verse and it probably would have turned out better.  Please WB, at least stay somewhat within the realm of reality.

Ok, rant over.  Sorry about that.

But we shall see what happens when the nominees are officially announced on January 10th.

 

Thanks to collider for the heads-up.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/EsbeStudios Simon Bergeron

    I myself thought the honors for so many nominations should have gone to The Dark Knight. Rises is, IMO the weakest in the Nolan trilogy with its plot holes and such. And yes, Warner IS reaching…

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