Jonah Nolan's Response to The Dark Knight Oscar Snubs
Besides Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer, one of the three people who wrote the screenplay for, and helped make, The Dark Knight an incredible movie, is Jonathan Nolan, aka Jonah Nolan. He is Chris' brother and has helped write the screenplays for The Prestige and The Dark Knight. As we all know, the Oscar nominations hit yesterday and while TDK did get a solid 8 nods, it was missing from the big categories like Best Picture and Adapted Screenplay. Yesterday we posted Andrew Stanton's response, and today we have Jonathan Nolan's response to the Oscar nominations and lack of The Dark Knight.
hey — not sure who to address this to as it looks like a collective effort, but I just wanted to pass along my thanks.
It's truly humbling that you guys would take the time and effort to try to get the film recognized. I, like you, was disappointed that Chris didn't get some recognition this morning, but for Heath and so many of the people who worked so hard on this thing to get nominated is thrilling.
Any nominations for a comic book movie is a thing of beauty no matter how you slice it, and that takes the sting out a bit. Besides, I've been to the big show before, and, like any of these things, it's a little disappointing. Did you know it's not even an open bar once the show starts? At least this time I would have remembered to bring a little cash so I could buy myself a drink after losing.
The best part of this experience is seeing other people getting passionate about the film the way that we did. It has been a truly incredible experience. So thank you again.
His letter comes from the website DarkCampaign.com, which was a grassroots fan-organized website in support of The Dark Knight's Oscar campaign. At this point it's too late for that website to have any more impact, but I admire Jonah for contacting them and providing them with this response. He deserves a considerable amount of respect for calmly and humbly addressing the Oscar nominations. And in the end, he's right, if The Dark Knight ends up winning at least a few of the Oscars that it was nominated for, it'll still be an outstanding achievement. We don't need the Academy to tell us how great The Dark Knight was.