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Dark Knight in running for Visual Effects and Makeup Oscars January 7th, 2009

Visual Effects shortlist:

The Curi­ous Case of Ben­jamin But­ton
The Dark Knight
Hell­boy II: The Golden Army
Iron Man
Jour­ney to the Cen­ter of the Earth
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

These will be nar­rowed down on the 15th of Jan­u­ary after mem­bers of the Academy’s visual effects branch have viewed 15 minute clips of these movies, pre­sum­ably show­cas­ing their effects. The mem­bers shall then vote, and then there will be three.

Makeup shorltist:

The Curi­ous Case of Ben­jamin But­ton
The Dark Knight
Hell­boy II: The Golden Army
The Reader
Synec­doche, New York
Tropic Thun­der
The Wrestler

There is only a ten minute clip for these movies, they will be voted on on 17th Jan­u­ary, to pro­duce the final list of 3.

The 81st Acad­emy Awards are on EDIT: Feb­ru­ary 22nd.

Producers nominate Dark Knight for Best Picture January 5th, 2009

Via SHH:

The Pro­duc­ers Guild of Amer­ica has just nom­i­nated the movie for its annual Pro­duc­ers Guild Awards tak­ing place Sat­ur­day, Jan­u­ary 24 at the Hol­ly­wood Pal­la­dium. The Dark Knight is going up against The Curi­ous Case of Ben­jamin But­ton, Frost/Nixon, Milk and Slum­dog Mil­lion­aire for Best Picture.

Things are look­ing on course for an Oscar nom­i­na­tion come Jan­u­ary 22nd!

Heath Ledger nominated for Golden Globe December 11th, 2008

The nom­i­na­tions for the golden globes were announced today, and as usual are being mea­sured as a pre-cursor to the pos­si­ble nom­i­na­tions for the Oscars.

Heath Ledger has picked up a nom­i­na­tion for the best sup­port­ing actor for his role as the joker, a very strong indi­ca­tion that he may be in the run­ning for the same honor at the upcom­ing acad­emy awards.

More shortly as I am post­ing this from a mov­ing train on an iPhone.

Dark Knight re-release, January 23rd December 7th, 2008

The cin­e­matic re-release of The Dark Knight to coin­cide with the Oscars is going to take place on Jan­u­ary 23rd, report Vari­ety.

Warner Bros. will re-release “The Dark Knight” on Jan. 23 in a nation­wide launch, guar­an­tee­ing that it will become the fourth film to take in more than $1 bil­lion in world­wide box office.

“Knight” has cumed $530.3 mil­lion domes­ti­cally and $465.9 mil­lion inter­na­tion­ally, leav­ing it less than $4 mil­lion short of the billion-dollar mile­stone. Only “Titanic,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” have topped that mark.

“Knight” also is the second-highest domes­tic grosser of all time, trail­ing only “Titanic.”

The re-release will come six weeks after the DVD launch of “Knight,” set for Tuesday.

Dan Fell­man, pres­i­dent of Warner’s domes­tic dis­tri­b­u­tion, made the announce­ment Thurs­day. “We wanted to pro­vide one more oppor­tu­nity for movie­go­ers to expe­ri­ence it on the bigscreen as it was meant to be seen,” he added.

Thanks jetxj9!

Fan made Joker defaced Oscar Poster December 7th, 2008

Nick wrote in with this excel­lent piece of Fan art show­ing an (old) Oscar poster clev­erly defaced by the Joker, cre­ated by joshmc at the Fan Art Exhibit.

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