Fans of The Batman are outraged that the movie bagged just 3 Oscar nominations during Tuesday’s announcement.
Awards season kicked off as The Golden Globes made their return on the 10th of January, signalling the start of a very busy few months for those in the awards show circuit.
Between January and March, almost every weekend will have one ceremony or another leading to the grand finale – the Oscars on March 12.
So, with The 95th Academy Awards quickly approaching, let’s take a look and see who will be recognised with a nomination…
The announcement event took place at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater and was hosted by actors Riz Ahmed, Oscar winner for his movie The Long Goodbye, and Allison Williams, known best for the hit show Girls, who stars in the latest creepy doll movie, M3GAN.
Viewers were anxious to see who would make the nominations list, after so many incredible stars bagged awards at the Golden Globes. Once again, the prestigious occasion was filled with talent from all corners of the entertainment industry, excited to be honoured for their hard work and dedication.
Just like every year, everyone was itching to see who would win Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress.
Dozens of films got recognized during the event, with many bagging multiple awards, such as Everything Everywhere All at Once, which led in total nominations, earning eleven, followed by The Banshees of Inisherin and All Quiet on the Western Front with 9 each.
However, there was one movie that didn’t get the recognition fans feel like it deserved…
The Batman grossed an impressive $770 million worldwide and was clearly a hit with both DC fans and critics when it first hit screens, managing to garner an 85% score on Rotten Tomatoes, which is no mean feat.
Despite it’s success, the gritty Caped Crusader movie only managed to bag 3 nominations throughout the night, for Best Sound, Best Visual Effects, and Best Makeup and Hairstyling.
And it’s clear fans are outraged, with many taking to social media to share their thoughts on Tuesday’s announcement.
Many noted that the movie should have been nominated for best cinematography, which was instead handed out to James Friend, All Quiet on the Western Front, Darius Khondji, Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths, Mandy Walker, Elvis, Roger Deakins, Empire of Light, and Florian Hoffmeister, TAR.
One wrote: “It’s actually insane that The Batman wasn’t nominated for cinematography because it’s one of the most gorgeous looking movies I’ve ever seen.”
While another said: “Insane to not nominate The Batman for best original score and best cinematography.”
“The Batman should’ve gotten an Oscar nom for cinematography, shot for shot that’s a beautiful movie,” a third agreed.
However, another added: “I’m going to be insufferable for a minute…
“The cinematography of #TheBatman is visual storytelling at its finest. Brooding. Sharp. Focused. Genre elevating.
“Yes, a nomination would’ve been great, but nominated or not, The Batman is one of the most beautiful films ever made.”
What do you think?