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Offline Penthesilea

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Heath Ledger nominated for Oscar
« on: January 22, 2009, 10:03:18 am »
Came in a few minutes ago:

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Josh Brolin - Milk
Robert Downey Jr. - Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Doubt
Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight
Michael Shannon - Revolutionary Road


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Re: Heath Ledger nominated for Oscar
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2009, 10:12:23 am »
The Dark Knight gets eight nominations.


TDK's eight nominations are in these categories:

  • Heath: Best Supporting actor
  • Best Achievement in Cinematography
  • Best Achievement in Editing
  • Best Achievement in Art Direction
  • Best Achievement in Makeup
  • Best Achievement in Sound
  • Best Achievement in Sound Editing
  • Best Achievement in Visual Effects


http://www.imdb.com/features/rto/2009/oscars

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Re: Heath Ledger nominated for Oscar
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2009, 10:28:39 am »
And don't forget Anne Hathaway's nomination for Best Actress in "Rachel Getting Married".
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Re: Heath Ledger nominated for Oscar
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2009, 01:02:28 pm »
The nomination makes me feel a bit hollow. I hope Heath wins, but it also makes me very sad.

When I step back and try to get all analytical, I remember how skeptical I was last year that he would be honored at the Oscars:

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I would be very surprised if Heath won posthumously for playing The Joker, unfortunately. Only one person won an Oscar after his death. (And it wasn't James Dean, who was nominated twice after his death.) And on top of that, there's the genre picture issue. Actors have been nominated from genre pictures, but not many have won. And from a superhero movie? The Academy would have to get past a number of different biases to give Heath the award.
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Re: Heath Ledger nominated for Oscar
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2009, 02:01:58 pm »
I think Heath definitely deserves that Oscar. His performance was just breathtaking.

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Re: Heath Ledger nominated for Oscar
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2009, 02:14:23 pm »
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http://entertainment.uk.msn.com/movies/features/article.aspx?cp-documentid=13076024&GT1=61502

Getting nominated on his anniversary has got to be a good omen? Even if far too late.... :-\

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Re: Heath Ledger nominated for Oscar
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2009, 02:26:58 pm »
For me, as for so many Heath and Brokeback fans, nothing can make up for Heath being snubbed when the Academy could have honored his greatest acting achievement.  But I was very, very impressed with what he did in TDK, and will be rooting for him to win.

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Re: Heath Ledger nominated for Oscar
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2009, 02:36:03 pm »
The Golden Globe was great, the Oscar nod is excellent (an Oscar would be better).  If he does get the Oscar for the Dark Knight, as far as I am concerned it's the Oscar for Brokeback.

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Re: Heath Ledger nominated for Oscar
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2009, 03:52:40 pm »
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If he does get the Oscar for the Dark Knight, as far as I am concerned it's the Oscar for Brokeback.

That's often what happens with the Oscars, anyway.  Acting Oscars tend to be a cumulative, "body-of-work" awards.  (Who seriously thinks "Training Day" was Denzel Washington's best performance?)  That's part of the reason PSH won for Capote; he had such a long charater-acting track record.  (Everyone thought there was plenty of time for Heath to get his just reward.)   

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Re: Heath Ledger nominated for Oscar
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2009, 07:32:04 pm »
That's often what happens with the Oscars, anyway.  Acting Oscars tend to be a cumulative, "body-of-work" awards.  (Who seriously thinks "Training Day" was Denzel Washington's best performance?)  That's part of the reason PSH won for Capote; he had such a long charater-acting track record.  (Everyone thought there was plenty of time for Heath to get his just reward.)   

:-\

That's how I see it, too, Laura.  At least this year PSH will be less likely to get the award, I think, because he got his "body of work" award in 2006.  All the emotional cards are now in the hand of the Joker.  ;)
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