Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Dark Knight doesn't get Best Picture nomination; further proof that the Oscars are a joke

The Academy Awards nominations were today, and The Dark Knight didn't get a nomination for Best Picture. If it had, it would've been the first comic book movie ever to do so. It did get eight nominations, including Best Supporting Actor for Heath Ledger (which was guaranteed because of the sympathy vote), but not the nomination for Best Picture. Why didn't it? Because the Oscars have been and always will be a joke, nominating movies for awards that people have never even friggin' heard of.

The Oscars are run by a bunch of old Hollywood weirdos who wouldn't know a good movie if it bit them on the ass. They have always avoided comic book, science fiction, and fantasy movies. Believe it or not, Star Wars in 1977 was actually nominated for Best Picture, but it lost to some movie that no one had ever heard of. The last Lord of the Rings movie won Best Picture a few years ago, and it is the only time a fantasy movie has ever won, but there was a specific reason why it won. You see, the Lord of the Rings movies started off as novels in the 1950s, so that gives them "clout" with ceratin idiot people who otherwise wouldn't give clout to a fantasy movie that started out as a movie. (Of course, those movies would have been great if they had had an hour cut out of each one. Oh, and what's so funny is that the LOTR movie that won Best Pic is the only one of the three I haven't seen...I've seen the first two, but they were both so long and drawn out that I haven't been in a rush to see the last one. But other than that, they were pretty goo. So I'll see the last one one of these years.)

Anyway, to get back to the subject at hand, and in closing, I would like to say...the Oscars suck.