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The Dark Knight's Oscar campaign has picked up another key endorsement.
The Batman epic is one of five nominees for the Producers of America Guild's version of Best Picture: the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Milk and Slumdog Millionaire round out the list.
The PGAs are typically a blueprint for the Oscars, which makes today's news bad news for Revolutionary Road and the likewise shunned. Last year, four of five PGA contenders went on to score Best Picture nominations at the Academy Awards. This year, three of the five—Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Slumdog Millionaire, but, no, not Dark Knight—are up for Best Motion Picture, Drama at Sunday's Golden Globes.
PGA winners are to be announced Jan. 24.