The Dark KnightIn announcing in June that this year's Best Picture Oscar category would expand from five to 10 nominees, Academy President Sid Ganis virtually admitted that the reason was because the Batman movie 'The Dark Knight' was snubbed last year. Imagine what having a billion-dollar worldwide hit nominated for Best Picture might have done for the sagging TV ratings!

Though franchise action films rarely get nominated for Best Picture, even critics agreed that 'The Dark Knight' was deserving. The writing, the acting and Christopher Nolan's direction transcended the genre. And if Price-Waterhouse were to open their books, I'd bet 'The Dark Knight' didn't miss making the final five by much.
categories Oscars, Awards