Warner Bros. Releases New Still From The Dark Knight Rises – Promotes Awards Campaign in Variety
After launching their official “For Your Consideration” awards website yesterday (which I reported here), Warner Bros. continued to promote their biggest blockbuster of 2012, The Dark Knight Rises, today. With the DVD release right around the corner, WB has been turning up its marketing campaign once again to drive sales on what is already the 7th highest grossing film of all time. Along with DVD promotion, WB feels that TDKR has a good chance to collect some hardware this awards season as it promoted the TDKR “For Your Consideration” campaign in Monday’s Daily Variety. Hit the jump to check out the new still and the Variety ad.
2008’s The Dark Knight was famously snubbed as a Best Picture nominee and many believe that it is one of the reasons why the Academy decided to expand the Best Picture field to 10 films. It’s standard for studios to push their films for awards consideration around this time of year, but as much as I loved TDKR I believe it is a long shot for most of the major categories. I wouldn’t be surprised if it received a nomination for Best Picture, or if Nolan received a nomination for Best Director, but its best bet to win is probably in the technical categories. 2012 has been a HUGE year for film, so there is some stiff competition out there.
I expect the film to receive a number of nominations, and I think that Wally Pfister has a good chance to bring home Oscar gold in the Best Cinematography category, as well as Hans Zimmer for Best Original Score. For a full list of the categories Warner Bros. believes TDKR has a chance to be nominated, visit their “For Your Consideration” site. And don’t forget, The Dark Knight Rises will hit shelves on Blu-Ray/DVD on December 4th, 2012.
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