With snubs from both the Screen Actors Guild and the Hollywood Foreign Press, it looked like The Dark Knight’s Best Picture chances at the Oscars were dead in the water.
Then the Directors Guild and the Producers Guild announced their nominees. Ladies and gentlemen, The Dark Knight is back in the game.
Not only that, but it looks like all the films nominated for both awards have a very high chance of getting the final nods, because both awards match each other, five for five.
Producer’s Guild of America nominees
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Director’s Guild of America nominees
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Gus Van Sant, Milk
Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon
Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight
And with that, The Dark Night officially re-entered the race. It seems like these will be the five nominees, with Doubt, The Reader, Revolutionary Road, and The Wrestler having outside chances, but it looks like these movies will get their Oscar love through the acting races this year.
Here’s a musing: What the hell happened, Revolutionaty Road? Last year at this time you were being touted as THE Best Picture front runner. And then you kind of just floudered, despire stellar reviews. All I can figure is that it was the “prestigious” release pattern that backfired. All of the movies getting nominated for the major awards recieved a fairly sizeable release before the year ended, while everyone was wondering, “When the hell is Revolutionary Road opening?” Of course, if the movie garners acting nods that theory may be proven to be false. Did you just collapse under your own hype? An adaptation of one of the greatest America novels that’s recieved excellent notices from those who’ve seen it deserves more attention than this.