Thursday, January 22, 2009

Does Heath Ledger Deserve An Oscar?

For me that's a pretty easy question to answer. And my answer, is yes.

We all know how huge "The Dark Knight" was this past year in 2008. Making over a billion dollars, the film broke records across the world. And trust me, it wasn't because of Christian Bale or Maggie Gyllenhaal. The movie was a hit because of Heath Ledger's portrayal of the Joker. Anyone that has seen TDK can tell you that it was the Joker that truly made the movie.

It was announced today that Ledger has been nominated for an Academy award for Best Supporting Actor with TDK. His contenders include Josh Brolin for Milk, Robert Downey Jr for Tropic Thunder, Philip Seymour Hoffman for Doubt and Michael Shannon for Revolutionary Road.

As much as I loved Downey Jr. in "Tropic Thunder," (The white dude playing a white dude disguised as another black dude never gets old) in my book it can't get any more impressive than Ledger's Joker. Anyone who has seen the movie will know that. So just give Ledger the big gold statue already.


  1. I havn't got to see it yet but I can imagine it is awesome!

  2. yes I agree Heath for an Academy award ... he is a sad loss to acting