Here’s some articles, past and present discussing the unlikely and yet tantalizing prospect of a Dark Knight Best Picture nod.
Sasha Stone at Awards Daily when Dark Knight hit #2 highest grossing film of all time on August 11th…
This week, The Dark Knight has officially become too big to ignore. To not nominate it for Best Picture at this rate would undermine the process of having a Best Picture race in the first place; if you don’t honor a film this big you really do a dishonor to those who drive the entire business: the ticket buyers.
The industry and the Oscars need films like The Dark Knight - big, beautiful, artful, political - to redefine the blockbuster genre itself, to take it back from the tired, lazy sequels that have been served up as overpriced crap for the last two decades. An Oscar nomination for The Dark Knight would bring much-needed attention to the Academy, and its telecast would ultimately bridge the ever-widening gap between the general public and the kinds of films that enter the Oscar race.
The LA Times weighs in:
However, while Brevet is correct that the movie has raked in the cash and gotten generally great reviews, he forgets that as of late, Oscar voters tend toward rewarding more serious fare. That snob factor propelled “No Country for Old Men” and “Crash” into the winner’s circle. Sasha Stone of Awards Daily argues that the academy simply cannot ignore this film now that it is so big at the box office.
More over at the LA Times.