Originally Posted by JerseyJoker
Why does it matter?
Does being Oscar nominated make TDKR a better film?
Why does it bother you. This year The Amazing Spider-Man came out, I loved the film, utterly enjoyed it, had fun, ...it didn't get any noms on the tech side. But that doesn't take away my enjoyment of the film or my value of it.
If you love TDKR, good on you, if you didn't, good on you. It's your right and opinon to feel either way, but i never gathered why someone gets upset over the idea that TDKR didn't get a nomination. Sometimes thems are just the breaks.
I feel like fans have gotten greedy, do you know how psyched comic fans would of been in 1999 to think that an actor was nominated and WON for playing The Joker? Now a days? Meh...WHERE ARE OUR TECH NOMINATIONS!!!!
The nominations mean absolutely nothing except for the crew members who never really get recognized in this industry. There's some absolutely stunning technical work doing by this crew and the industry just frankly ignored not only this film, but Prometheus and the Master.
From a technical standpoint, you could argue only Spielberg's Lincoln being in the same category as Prometheus, Rises, and the Master. That's it.
And let's be honest, we all know why Rises was ignored this year. It doesn't take a genius to figure that out.
I've been pretty secure in my opinion of Rises, this director, and this trilogy for months now. I don't need the nominations for validation whatsoever but come on, there's some ******** on this list of nominations this year. Just calling a spade a spade.
Again, seriously, no Master for cinematography?! Is Hollywood that pissed at PT Anderson for tackling, however vaguely, Scientology? Because the lack of cinematography nomination for that film sure smells like it. The same could be said for Bigelow and the smear campaign against her. There's no reason whatsoever that she doesn't get a nomination for Best Director other than it being a smear campaign against her, considering the controversy surrounding Zero Dark Thirty. It's pathetic.