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Warner Bros. Launches Oscar Campaigns For 'The Dark Knight Rises' & 'Cloud Atlas'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist November 13, 2012 at 1:26PM

It's that time of year, and the studios are getting ready to wine and dine Oscar voters in the hopes of giving their prestige pictures, success stories and, hell, even the long shots, a bit of love in the awards season. And Warner Bros. is getting in on the act. They've launched their awards site, and alongside the obvious contenders like "Magic Mike," "Argo" and "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" are the bigger long shots: Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" and The Wachowskis' and Tom Tykwer's "Cloud Atlas."
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Cloud Atlas The Dark Knight Rises

It's that time of year, and the studios are getting ready to wine and dine Oscar voters in the hopes of giving their prestige pictures, success stories and, hell, even the long shots, a bit of love in the awards season. And Warner Bros. is getting in on the act. They've launched their awards site, and alongside the obvious contenders like "Magic Mike," "Argo" and "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" are two more blockbusters, Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" and The Wachowskis' and Tom Tykwer's "Cloud Atlas."

While "The Dark Knight" earned a number of nods for technical achievements along with Best Cinematography and Best Actor (with a win for the late Heath Ledger), it missed out on Best Director and Best Picture at the time (and is unofficially credited with forcing the Academy to expand the field to up to ten films). WB wants voters to consider the project in a variety of fields, placing Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway in the Best Actor and Best Actress category (which likely means Hathaway will go Best Supporting for "Les Miserables"), and the rest of the cast in Supporting. Will Nolan finally get the Best Director nomination that has eluded him? Will Hans Zimmer get recognized for his great work on the series? We'll soon see...

Meanwhile, WB is tossing a Hail Mary for "Cloud Atlas," the ambitious spectacle that divided critics and baffled audiences to the point where no one showed up. Maybe in the tech categories it'll get some love, but beyond that, it doesn't seem likely. Anyway, check out who the studio is pitching below and hit the campaign site for more. [HeyUGuys]

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION - THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

BEST PICTURE
EMMA THOMAS
CHRISTOPHER NOLAN
CHARLES ROVEN

BEST DIRECTOR
CHRISTOPHER NOLAN

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Screenplay by
JONATHAN NOLAN and
CHRISTOPHER NOLAN
Story by
CHRISTOPHER NOLAN & DAVID S. GOYER

BEST ACTOR
CHRISTIAN BALE

BEST ACTRESS
ANNE HATHAWAY

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
MICHAEL CAINE
GARY OLDMAN
TOM HARDY
JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT
MORGAN FREEMAN

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
MARION COTILLARD

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
WALLY PFISTER, ASC

BEST ART DIRECTION
Production Designers
NATHAN CROWLEY
KEVIN KAVANAUGH
Set Decorator
PAKI SMITH

BEST FILM EDITING
LEE SMITH, A.C.E.

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
LINDY HEMMING

BEST MAKEUP
Makeup Department Head
LUISA ABEL
Hair Department Head
JANICE ALEXANDER

BEST SOUND MIXING
Production Sound Mixer
ED NOVICK
Re-Recording Mixers
GARY A. RIZZO
GREGG LANDAKER

BEST SOUND EDITING
RICHARD KING

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
PAUL FRANKLIN
CHRIS CORBOULD
PETER BEBB
ANDREW LOCKLEY

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
HANS ZIMMER

CLOUD ATLAS - FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

BEST PICTURE
GRANT HILL
STEFAN ARNDT
LANA WACHOWSKI
TOM TYKWER
ANDY WACHOWSKI

BEST DIRECTOR
LANA WACHOWSKI
TOM TYKWER
ANDY WACHOWSKI

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
LANA WACHOWSKI &
TOM TYKWER &
ANDY WACHOWSKI

BEST ACTOR
TOM HANKS

BEST ACTRESS
HALLE BERRY

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
HUGH GRANT
JIM BROADBENT
HUGO WEAVING
JIM STURGESS
BEN WHISHAW
KEITH DAVID
JAMES D’ARCY
DAVID GYASI

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
SUSAN SARANDON
DOONA BAE
ZHOU XUN

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
JOHN TOLL, ASC
FRANK GRIEBE

BEST ART DIRECTION
Production Designers
ULI HANISCH
HUGH BATEUP
Set Decorators
PETER WALPOLE
REBECCA ALLEWAY

BEST FILM EDITING
ALEXANDER BERNER

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
KYM BARRETT
PIERRE-YVES GAYRAUD

BEST MAKEUP
Hair & Makeup Designers
JEREMY WOODHEAD
DANIEL PARKER

BEST SOUND MIXING
Sound Mixers
IVAN SHARROCK
ROLAND WINKE
Re-Recording Mixers
MATTHIAS LEMPERT
LARS GINZEL

BEST SOUND EDITING
FRANK KRUSE

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
DAN GLASS
STEPHANE CERETTI

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
TOM TYKWER
JOHNNY KLIMEK
REINHOLD HEIL

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