I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but early buzz for the Dark Knight is exceptional so far. From the reviews (see below), the movie seems to transcend the superhero genre, and take it to another place altogether. Given the recent trend of the Academy to recognize darker, edgier flicks (No Country, the Departed, There Will Be Blood, Munich, etc.); I feel like the Dark Knight can very possibly (and ultimately will) get a nomination for best picture. Also, if you factor in how AMPAS probably need to nominate a more recognizible movie for ratings, nominating the Dark Knight starts to make sense. Or, perhaps my excitement is getting the best of me.
What do you think are the chances of the Dark Knight getting a nod?