Although the prequel to the Dark Knight Rises, The Dark Knight was not included in the previous Oscar list much to the outrage of its audience but this year, it is one of the strongest contenders till this time of the year. Christopher Nolan has been able to successfully weave a tale larger than life and won the hearts of audience around the globe. With a 8.8 IMBD rating, this is an audience film and deserves to be in the list.
The film Moonrise Kingdom did a surprise business of 34 million dollars owing to its storyline. If one looks at the trailer then it essentially looks like a simple story of a girl eloping from camp with a boy and then everyone looking for them. However, it has its quirky and eccentric moments and is a good movie and can have a surprise nomination at the directing category.
Thanks to Opera and all the hullabaloo she created with her coming to India and making a show out of it that the Indian interest has again risen among the western audience. They want to understand all the seemingly unfathomable thing such as the traffic, bad roads and the rest about India. The film 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' is about such a journey that everyone can take just sitting in front of a screen and try and understand the puzzle that is India. The comedy about a group of retired people coming to visit India did strike a cord with the audience and did a 46 million dollar business but however, according to usatoday.com, these kind of films have a lot more competition at the end of the year.
Avengers was another movie about fantastical characters that was supposed to do well and it did. It might also make it to the Oscar list as it got rave reviews from the critics. It was also loved by the audience world over and collected a huge 618 million dollars.
Pixar got out from its previous year's Car 2 loss by this film 'Brave.' The film about a princess out in a man's world who doesn't want an elegant treatment was loved by children and their parents all over. Animation of the highest order made their day and reviewers are sure that this film would get a nomination in the animation category.
While many said that Ridley Scott lost his Alien's touch with his present film Prometheus, many still believe that he would feature in the Oscar list. Although it is not that great but it was far better than most of the Hollywood films and deserves a fighting chance.