When it was announced, we couldn’t wait to see the Superman reboot that was coming from the minds behind Watchmen and The Dark Knight Trilogy. But when it finally arrived, Man of Steel wasn’t really up the level we expected it to be but that hasn’t stopped some from showering the movie with praise.
The folks at Warner Bros are happy with the loyal fan following the movie has, but they want more. In the immortal words of Queen, they want it all for Man of Steel and they want it now. Warner Bros is launching an Academy Awards campaign to get the film nominated for an Oscar in any of the major categories.
The “For Your Consideration” web site launched calls for nominations for Man of Steel in the category of Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Design, Best Costume, Best Makeup as well as Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner and just about everyone else in the movie in acting categories.
It’s a pretty sad thing to see as the movie has no chance whatsoever to grab an acting nomination but it’s not outside the realm of possibility to think that it can get a nomination in one of the technical categories. The visual effects, costume design and make up could be in play here and action movies usually get a nod in the sound department.
So in the end, it’s very possible that Man of Steel secures an Oscar nomination, but the campaign for the major categories will likely end fruitlessly.