The Dark Knight Would Get Oscars Best Picture Nom Today Says Spielberg

Steven Spielberg claims that Christopher Nolan's Batman sequel, The Dark Knight, would be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards if it were made today. The 2008 film was nominated for a total of eight Oscars, including a posthumous win for the late Heath Ledger for his portrayal of the Joker, but the Best Picture nomination evaded it. At the time, only five films were eligible for selection, whereas now ten films can be nominated for the prize. Historically, blockbusters haven't received many Best Picture nominations or wins, and this number decreases even further when accounting for sequels.

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