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Old December 7 2008, 05:01 PM   #18
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Re: The Dark Knight: Oscar Bound?

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Of course it could win an Oscar for Best Picture. It made potloads of money, it's politically correct (crazy terrorist for villain and ruthless martyr for hero,) and the Academy is infamous for lapses in taste and common sense.
That's awfully kind of you.

And given the popularity of the wacky auteur theory, Nolan is thereby a possible.
Again with the kindness.

And Ledger would even be a plausible choice for Best Supporting Actor, except he's actually the star of the movie. But such piddling details never bothered the Academy before.
I think he has, what...? 30-45 minutes of screentime? If that. That makes him a supporting character. Much like Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs. Like Tony, he just stole the show.
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