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Plot, Details & Awards

The Dark Knight: The IMAX Experience

Rated PG-13

PG-13 In Theaters 07/18/2008 , 150min.
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Plot & Details

Christopher Nolan steps back into the director's chair for this sequel to Batman Begins, which finds the titular superhero coming face to face with his greatest nemesis -- the dreaded Joker. Christian Bale returns to the role of Batman, Maggie Gyllenhaal takes over the role of Rachel Dawes (played by Katie Holmes in Batman Begins), and Brokeback Mountain star Heath Ledger dons the ghoulishly gleeful Joker makeup previously worn by Jack Nicholson and Cesar Romero. Just as it begins to appear as if Batman, Lt. James Gordon (Gary Oldman), and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) are making headway in their tireless battle against the criminal element, a maniacal, wisecracking fiend plunges the streets of Gotham City into complete chaos.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing Lee Smith Nominated
2008 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects Tim Webber Nominated
2008 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Nathan Crowley Nominated
2008 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Cinematography Wally Pfister Nominated
2008 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects Chris Corbould Nominated
2008 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Editing Richard King Won
2008 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Gary Rizzo Nominated
2008 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Lora Hirschberg Nominated
2008 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects Nick Davis Nominated
2008 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Makeup John Caglione, Jr. Nominated
2008 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects Paul Franklin Nominated
2008 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Peter Lando Nominated
2008 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actor Heath Ledger Won
2008 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Ed Novick Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Richard King Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Lora Hirschberg Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Costume Design Lindy Hemming Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Gary Rizzo Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Peter Lando Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actor Heath Ledger Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Nathan Crowley Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing Lee Smith Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Cinematography Wally Pfister Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Chris Corbould Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Nick Davis Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Music Hans Zimmer Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Paul Franklin Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Tim Webber Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Makeup and Hair Peter Robb-King Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Music James Newton Howard Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Ed Novick Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Heath Ledger Won

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Alliance of Women Film Journalists Unforgettable Moment Award Won
2008 Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Supporting Actor Heath Ledger Won

American Cinema Editors Guild

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 American Cinema Editors Guild Best Edited Feature - Drama Lee Smith Nominated

American Film Institute

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 American Film Institute Best Picture Won

American Society of Cinematographers

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 American Society of Cinematographers Best Cinematographer Wally Pfister Nominated

Art Directors Guild

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Art Directors Guild Best Art Direction in a Fantasy Film Nathan Crowley Nominated

Austin Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Austin Film Critics Best Director Christopher Nolan Won
2008 Austin Film Critics Best Supporting Actor Heath Ledger Won
2008 Austin Film Critics Best Adapted Screenplay Jonathan Nolan Won
2008 Austin Film Critics Best Orignal Score Hans Zimmer Won
2008 Austin Film Critics Best Picture Won
2008 Austin Film Critics Best Orignal Score James Newton Howard Won
2008 Austin Film Critics Best Adapted Screenplay Christopher Nolan Won

Boston Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actor Heath Ledger Won

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