Once again, an perfect popcorn movie gets shafted by the Academy. Chris Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” earned only one major-category Oscar nomination — Heath Ledger for Best Supporting Actor.
No best picture nom? No best director? No surprise.
Personally, I gave up on the Oscars when “Ghandi” beat out “ET” for best picture. Does anyone still watch “Ghandi” 27 years later? But who doesn’t sit down with their kids (or even without them) at least once a year to watch “ET?” Again and again.