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#1851
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^I absolutely agree with that. I still cannot fathom how a movie makes over $1 billion worldwide (I have heard; over $531 million domestic - I have seen), receive tons of critic's accolades, etc. and not get nominated for Best Picture. That still bugs me, and will probably bug me for a very long time. I saw numerous '5 stars' by critics. Everywhere. Just unbelievable.

But, I was extremely happy that Heath won. Well-deserved, in my opinion.

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When was the last time a Comic book movie or Sci-fiction movie was nominated for "Best Picture" or any of the "major nominations"

Why didn't Jack Nicholson get nominated for his role as the Joker?

He played the Joker first and he played it to a tee.Jack did his homework on this character He brought the Joker to life and a way thats is also "a dark-version but still a comic book fanasty.This character is not who plays him but how to bring him alive and Jack and Heath did do a fine job. Iam a die-hard Joker fan,I read just about all of the Joker story's and I still think that there is much more to him then two movies he his the most ICONIC Villian of alltime.Alot of people say don't bring the Joker back in the 3rd film it wont be the same because of Ledger's death, the Joker never dies so bring it on........... It took 6 movies to tell the story of Darth Vader and its still not enough!!! Why not the JOker...........

Edited by sithlordvaderoctober, 24 February 2009 - 10:00 PM.


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^I agree with all of that except The Joker being the most iconic villain of all time. That honour belongs to the man in your avatar.

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When was the last time a Comic book movie or Sci-fiction movie was nominated for "Best Picture" or any of the "major nominations"


Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and E.T. were nominated for Best Picture; Sigourney Weaver recieved a Best Actress nomination for Aliens.

However, in recent times, if you just use "fantasy" as the catch-all description for movies of the kind you mention, then Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is your answer, with its 11 Academy Awards wins, including Best Picture.

Why didn't Jack Nicholson get nominated for his role as the Joker?


Perhaps it was too much Jack being Jack instead of the Joker. If you're using the comics as a reference, IMO, he did not come off like any Joker i've ever read (decades' worth).

He played the Joker first


That distinction belongs to the late Cesar Romero, who was the first filmed Joker on TV and the 1966 movie inspired by the series.

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Ive had the movie on DVD for a while now but obviously don't sit down to watch it all the time or anything. Now with the movie on HBO I find myself flipping to it and leaving it on for a while before flipping away or going out. And I just have to say that everytime I do flick to it I am reminded how much better it is than nearly every other movie of its kind.

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... I just have to say that everytime I do flick to it I am reminded how much better it is than nearly every other movie of its kind.


I like Dark Knight, but everytime I see it I realize I like Donner's Superman: The Movie better.

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I still find myself watching this movie when it plays on HBO or other premium channels. One thing I still can't figure out is in the end, when Gordon and Batman are discussing how Gotham will lose hope once they find out what Dent did as Two Face, Batman says they won't. Gordon then begins saying, "5 dead, 2 of them cops, you can't sweep..." before being interrupted by Batman. My guess is Gordon was going to say you can't cover this kind of crime up. But what I can't figure out is who are the "5 dead, 2 of them cops" that Gordon is talking about? The only people I can count that Dent killed in his Two Face rampage were Wertz and Maroni's limo driver. We are never made aware if Maroni himself survived the car crash either. Besides, at this point in the film Gordon still wouldn't know about these killings anyway.

Edited by Lord Darth Hunter, 06 April 2010 - 10:39 AM.


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I find myself wondering about this, too. He killed Wertz in the bar, but only knocked out Ramirez. So, what other cop was killed?

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Maybe they're considering the cop that The Joker shot at the hospital? That's what I assumed but then the hospital had been blown away earlier in the day. :shrug: