Dark Knight eyes Producers Guild award
Up for best picture
The Producers Guild of America has announced the nominations for its annual awards, which will see The Dark Knight battle Frost/Nixon for the best picture crown.
Joining them in the ring are The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Milk and Slumdog Millionaire, while Bolt, Kung Fu Panda and WALL-E will slug it out for the top animated feature title.
As the BBC notes, Producers Guild best film laureates often go on to scoop the Oscar equivalent, as proved by No Country for Old Men. It ain't necessarily so, though, as the 2006 winner Little Miss Sunshine proved - pipped in the Oscars by The Departed.
Of note in the TV comedy nominations is the US version of The Office - possible proof that Stateside rehashes of successful Brit series don't always end in televisual crash-and-burn.
Who finally steps up to accept an award will be decided on Saturday 24 January at the Hollywood Palladium. ®
Re: Philistines? Just a contrary opinion to the media hype.
Yes, I know, it just doesn't do much for your opinion's worth as far as I'm concerned if you're so blatant about how anti-hype you are. It's just the sound of one knee jerking, to me.
I do think a lot of the Ledger stuff is reactionary, anyway - you really think he was bad in that role, or are you just crippled by the desire not to be seen to be hype-suckered? And regardless of whether it's 'a big thing' (there's no way I could put it better... oh wait, actually there probably is), and however objectivity suffers in the face of untimely film star death, Brandon Lee did a great job in The Crow. No one's suggesting it was Oscar-worthy, it was just fitting.
Philistines? Just a contrary opinion to the media hype.
Well Sarah, well I see we can disagree here but with news that said film is up for an award people can always voice their opinions if the film does not deserve it.
Regardless there is a big thing in film that if you die young at the peak of your fame that your last film will be lavished with praise and hype. It was true for Brandon Lee and The Crow, its true again for Heath and Dark Knight.
Ledger was a good actor in many of his roles (sadly not the joker) but people should appreciate him for what he was not elevate his last film to godlike status and grant an Oscar as a means to mourn him.
With the media being full of praise and hype for the film it is hard to find balanced opinions these days.
@ sarah bee
so you liked the film?
or do you just like moding (is that the correct word?) this thred?
or just like criticising pepol?