Friday, January 23, 2009

News & Notes

  • Oscar nominations were announced yesterday, and the Dark Knight picked up eight nominations:
    Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Heath Ledger in "The Dark Knight"

    Achievement in Art Direction:
    "The Dark Knight"

    Achievement in Cinematography:
    "The Dark Knight"

    Achievement in Film Editing:
    "The Dark Knight," Lee Smith

    Achievement in Makeup:
    "The Dark Knight," John Caglione, Jr. and Conor O'Sullivan

    Achievement in Sound Editing:
    "The Dark Knight"

    Achievement in Sound Mixing:
    "The Dark Knight"

    Achievement in Visual Effects:
    "The Dark Knight"

    No best picture, no director for Nolan, but eight nominations is a lot. Congrats to all.

  • Yesterday was also the anniversary of Heath Ledger's death. Shekhar Kapur wrote a nice article about him.

  • Here's the list of IMAX locations where the Dark Knight will be screened starting today.

  • And way down at the bottom of the comments on this page, an anonymous reader has a complicated plot outline featuring the Penguin and the Riddler for how he'd like to see the next Batman movie go. It was a pretty good read, but Julianne Moore as Catwoman, really?

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