Dark Knight Stacking Up Awards

People’s Choice Awards & Other Nods

We find ourselves off and running for yet another award season. Who will win? Who will lose? Who will be ignored? Of course to understand who gets ignored and who actually wins, we need to have somewhat of an understanding of just how the awards work. Many times people wonder why their favorite movie or actor is overlooked in favor of another flick or someone else. Of course the answer to this revolves around just who it is that’s voting on the awards themselves. Most award shows are not voted on by the people actually paying the money to see the movies. Instead, most award shows are voted on by those involved in the entertainment industry.

In other words, it’s the insiders making the decisions. As a result, most award shows are nothing more than ego-boosts for those involved.

However, there is one award show which I do take notice of because it breaks the mold of the other shows. The People’s Choice Awards are actually worth taking note of. These awards are voted on by you, the people, who actually pay the money to sit in the movie theater.

Many are pumped about The Dark Knight and figure it will clean up in all the award shows. Time will tell, but one thing is for sure, The People’s Choice Awards did not ignore the latest Caped Crusader movie.

Dark Knight Is A Fan Fav!

The fans think Heath Ledger deserves some recognition for his performance as The Joker in The Dark Knight. The late Ledger and his film won five awards at the 35th Annual People’s Choice Awards, held in Los Angeles. The sequel won favorite movie, action movie, cast, superhero and on-screen matchup for Ledger’s battles with Christian Bale’s Batman. In a very classey movie, Christian Bale dedicated the awards to Heath Ledger during the ceremony.

In other award news concerning The Dark Knight, the Gotham City movie is also making a late push for a major Oscar nomination. The summer blockbuster is one of the finalists in the feature film category for the Annual American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards. Other nominees include Revolutionary Road, The Reader, Slumdog Millionaire and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Aside from the possible Oscar nomination, The Dark Knight is also a a contender for best adapted screenplay in the Writer’s Guild Awards. Once again it’s competing with The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Slumdog Millionaire. Two other movies are also up for the best adapted screenplay as well and they include Doubt and Frost/Nixon.

The Writer’s Guild Awards will take place at simultaneous ceremonies in New York City and Los Angeles on February 7. The Oscars are set for February 15 in Los Angeles.

Enjoy the show!
Dr. Rus

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Dr. Rus has 30+ years experience in the field of communication. He takes this experience, and his passion to encourage others to positively effect their environment, when providing insight and movie reviews.