Originally Posted by Naite22
Remember when The Dark Knight was entering its last few months before opening worldwide? I remember many inside sources writing stuff like: "The buzz on The Dark Knight over at WB and also from insiders lucky enough to have seen it, are clear. It's so_good that it's already generating possible Best Picture Oscar buzz!"... That got me so excited, namely because it was in fact a superhero picture... I would LOVE to hear stuff like that about MOS! But I don't think we should get our hopes up for that one :-) With all the crazy hype around Dark Knight back in the days, I for one can not fathom that the movie actually ended up exceeding my exceptions the way it did! It is to this day, the absolute best and most breathtaking time I ever spend in the theater. My palms were literally sweating when it ended. I had been so emotionally engaged. I was completely out of breath when it ended. The movie went to hights I never could've seen coming...
I'm trying to keep my excitement for MOS under raps. But damn it, it's hard!
The Aurora Tragedy hurt TDKR chances of any Oscar nominations or recognition basically.
The Academy and the other Awards Circuits wanted to forget about Aurora during their Awards ceremonies. They didn't want to be reminded of it.