Re: TDKR Oscar Chances? - Part 1
That doesn't follow at all.
Firstly, you are equating "inspiration" with direct precedence in a sequence of films by the same director, intended to form a trilogy. By that logic, Heath Ledger shouldn't have got any awards that Cesar Romero didn't.
Secondly, the "inspirational" qualities of Nolan's trilogy are naively over-estimated here. Of course it has had an influence on most subsequent action/thrillers, but it does not follow that all other movies flow from it. TDK itself was heavily influenced by 'Heat'. That does not mean that the two movies are bonded into the same artistic enterprise, nor does it make TDKR a "rip off".
Difficult, difficult, lemon-difficult.