Not content with making enough money to bail out several national economies, The Dark Knight has scored a significant nomination from the Producers Guild Of America, joining Slumdog Millionaire, Frost/Nixon, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Milk on the shortlist for best pic.

The PGA award will be a significant barometer for The Dark Knight’s chances at the Oscars: 12 of 19 PGA winners have gone on to win best picture at the Academy Awards, including No Country For Old Men last year.

Although overlooked for best film, there’s consolation for the wonderful Wall-E which is nominated for animated feature, alongside Bolt and Kung Fu Panda. The three documentary nominations are Man On Wire, Standard Operating Procedure and Trouble The Water.

PGA winners are announced on January 24. Can the Dark Knight win? And will Chris Nolan’s masterpiece walk away with the best picture Oscar on February 22? Post your thoughts below…

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