Author Topic: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread  (Read 200059 times)

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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #360 on: January 23, 2008, 04:55:47 pm »
Peter Finch won a posthumous Oscar for "Network".
I stand corrected. Do you know if Finch was also nominated posthumously?

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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #361 on: January 23, 2008, 05:04:09 pm »
I stand corrected. Do you know if Finch was also nominated posthumously?

Peter Finch died on January 14, 1977. If the timing then is similar to the timing today, it would mean he died about a week before the nominations were announced. He died of a heart attack so his death wasn't expected. It is likely that the Academy knew of his nomination at the time of his death but didn't change it.

With Heath, it would be a very different situation since the movie hasn't even come out yet. But it still might be possible.

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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #362 on: January 23, 2008, 05:09:13 pm »
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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #363 on: January 23, 2008, 05:15:23 pm »
My parents told me someone who died and that it's something I won't want it to hear. I expected it to be Britney (I am fan of hers), but when I saw "Heath Ledger 1979-2008" I was mortified.

I felt really numb after that, and I couldn't muster anything to say about it. I went back and looked through all my Brokeback Mountain pictures. And I cried myself to sleep.

I didn't expect this. I had no idea. I wish it never happened, and it's so hard to accept the fact that he's dead.

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Re: Heath Ledger dead - grieving thread
« Reply #364 on: January 23, 2008, 05:23:43 pm »
I'm pretty sure that he cannot be nominated for or receive an Academy Award posthumously.


I don't have or know the official Academy Awards rules, but to my knowledge, there is not an official rule that one cannot receive a posthumous nomination or award in the general categories.  They may not be terribly keen on it, but I don't think it's forbidden.  James Dean was nominated posthumously for both "Giant" and "East of Eden." 
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Re: Heath Ledger dead - grieving thread
« Reply #365 on: January 23, 2008, 05:23:52 pm »
I'm pretty sure that he cannot be nominated for or receive an Academy Award posthumously. The nomination he did receive for Brokeback Mountain was a well-deserved honor and a real achievement, even though he didn't win.

Of course, Jake is still here (and Michelle too, for that matter) to carry the overdue-award torch forward in their own careers.

I'm a bit of an Oscar guru..there are only a few categories that state that a person cannot be voted post-humously.  Honorary Oscars being one of them. 

However the Academy is reluctant to vote a deceased individual because they believe that it should affect the career of the artist. 

Peter Finch is the only actor to ever win an award post-humously (his wife accepted it for him) however many writers and composers have done so.  Bernard Herrman was awarded for Citizen Kane and Sidney Howard who wrote Gone with the Wind also won after he had died.
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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #366 on: January 23, 2008, 05:27:18 pm »
Sure he could.

I would think that at the very least they would do some kind of tribute, outside of the usual montage they do of celebrities who've died during the previous year. I mean, big stars die every year, but usually not stars who are so young, so active, and so much at the height of popularity.

That is, if there are writers and if there's a ceremony.


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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #367 on: January 23, 2008, 05:35:18 pm »
I would think that at the very least they would do some kind of tribute, outside of the usual montage they do of celebrities who've died during the previous year. I mean, big stars die every year, but usually not stars who are so young, so active, and so much at the height of popularity.

That is, if there are writers and if there's a ceremony.



God I would hope that they would at least mention it outside of the usual montage since it happened so close to the ceremony.  Even if they just took part in a moment of silence...
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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #368 on: January 23, 2008, 05:41:25 pm »
Welcome to Bettermost Forgotten Spirit! I'm sorry it is on such a sad occasion, but we sure are glad you're here with us! :)
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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #369 on: January 23, 2008, 05:46:35 pm »
Welcome to Bettermost Forgotten Spirit! I'm sorry it is on such a sad occasion, but we sure are glad you're here with us! :)

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