Posted by Rande Iaboni on July 25, 2012 at 11:49 pm
After ‘The Dark Knight’ was snubbed at the Oscars back in 2009, it caused such an uproar with fans that it seemed inevitable the Academy would come to their senses and give a nomination to ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ the final chapter in Christopher Nolan’s epic Batman trilogy. But it still wasn’t a sure thing, first of all the film had to be good (and from most critics and audiences it appears to be great), but it also had to overcome being thought of as just a superhero film. In recent studies it proves that the Academy voters skew much, much older than the target audience of ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ so getting these voters to see it as Oscar material was going to be tough.
In the aftermath of the devastatingly brutal Colorado shootings that took place in a movie theater showing a midnight screening of ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ the film may have even more trouble finding a nomination. While no one should be putting blame on ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ for the shooting, it is inevitable that the film will carry this terrible stigma with it. There are many reasons why Nolan’s Batman film will be ignored once again at the Academy. Perhaps out of respect for the victims and families of this horrible tragedy, or maybe because voters just can’t get passed it being a superhero film. Only time will tell, but for now my thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families affected by the Colorado shootings, and that people will once again feel safe in a movie theater.
What do you think Banters, should ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ be nominated for an Oscar next year?