Do the Oscars need Batman? - Featured

The Oscars are at a crossroads and Batman is standing right in the middle of the road.


Like the Scarecrow says in "The Wizard of Oz" (not "the Scarecrow" in "Batman Begins"), the Oscars can go this way, or they can go that way.


In recent years, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has increasingly honored independent films that haven't exactly done huge box office business. At the same time, moviegoers have been most interested in coming out to see blockbusters - particularly superhero films.


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Jan 20, 2009 8:54PM EST

The Dark Knight was the best movie of the year end of disscussion. The oscars it seems, only ever give awards to the arty movies no one ever sees, and the stuff people actually like they ignore. The never give awards to comedians, Jim Carrey absolutely should have won one already for either The Truman Show, Man on the moon, or Eternal Sunshine. They never give best picture to block busters like pirates of the carribean. But hopefully that will change with a movie that redefined a genre. Dark Knight proved you can be a gritty character driven drama while still being a superhero movie. It deserves best picture, who the hell cares about Slumdog Millionare?

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