The chances of the The Dark Knight receiving a nomination seem to grow by the weekend. Some of the movies that we expected to compete are receiving terrible reviews (Changeling, Body of Lies, and Blindness); Some are getting push backed (Soloist, and the Road); and the decent films are not receiving as much buzz as the Dark Knight (Rachel Getting Married, Happy-Go-Lucky, The Wrestler). If the month of October is any indicator, the Dark Knight remains the picture to beat. Obviously, it is too soon for certainty, considering there are major contenders that have yet to be seen. But with the re-release, the Dark Knight looks like it is in prime position to show why it should get a nomination. As the trees continue to fall, there is always one that grows stronger. The Dark Knight is the tree that continue to grow. Let's see if any of the other trees continue to fall.