WEEKLY WRAP: ‘Dark Knight’ disqualified, Rourke interviewed, ‘Australia’ unwrapped

Posted by · 8:00 pm · November 14th, 2008

Kind of an in-between week, this. Here’s how it went down:

In probably the most discussed Oscar news of the week, “The Dark Knight” was dodgily ruled ineligible in the Best Original Score category.

On a happier note, we sat down with surefire Best Actor nominee Mickey Rourke.

A shortlist of 14 films was announced for the Animated Feature race — not that it’s a “race” at all.

“Australia” was revealed to a besotted Oprah… but is it really the Oscar-bait some people think it is?

Ahead of “Slumdog Millionaire”‘s Stateside opening, we considered the contributions of DP Anthony Dod Mantle and composer A.R. Rahman.

Kris was appreciative of Edward Zwick’s “Defiance” … even if several critics weren’t.

The dynamic Italian duo of “Gomorrah” and “Il Divo” led the nominations for the European Film Awards.

“Gomorrah,” meanwhile, has designs on more than just the Foreign Film category at the Oscars.

Tech Support showcased the frequently surprising Best Makeup category.

Entertainment Weekly named Robert Downey Jr. their Entertainer of the Year, which Richard Jenkins among the also-rans.

We were charmed by “Last Chance Harvey,” a low-flying contender in the acting categories.

And finally, in another biopic-heavy season, we counted down the all-time best examples of the genre.

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