The Dark Knight Snubbed by Academy

Posted on January 22, 2009

The Oscar nominees were announced this morning very early in Los Angeles. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button had a total of 13 nominations. Slumdog Millionaire had ten nominations and The Dark Knight and Milk received 8 nominations each. The biggest shocker is the almost total snub of The Dark Knight. Heath Ledger got a nod for Best Supporting Actor and the film got some technical nominations, but it was totally shut out for Best Picture, Best Director and other major categories. This is going to make for a very boring awards telecast. Even with Hugh Jackman hosting, we expect the audience numbers will be disappointing. Here are the nominees: