Will he win because he died and the voters will give a sympathy vote, or is his Joker really that good??
i knew heath ledger was going to get an oscar for that before he was even born.
I see Mr. Poe is doing his Heath Ledger impression.
Is the film already out? Or are you just trying to brag to the plebeians?
Oh, nevermind. I see it was just the preview. :-) My apologies.
@2 - My guess is yes to both questions. Supposedly, he was so into the role that he more or less went crazy, which then led to being hopped up on the meds that killed him.
1)uh, Gyllenhaal WAS nominated for best supporting actor for Brokeback Mountain and didn't win.
2)I doubt it. Genre films don't do well at the Oscars and by the time nominations roll around at the end of the year, Ledger and the film will have both been old news...
supporting actor, more likely. they throw that one at anything. remember roger ebert wanting cameron diaz nominated for The Mask?
Won't it be awkward with Jack Nicholson sitting in his usual first-row throne?
God I was so embarrassed for Drudge for making this a "story" he linked to. Which unfortunately is probably where you gleaned it from.
People who think Slog comments are bad should check out those. My favorite: "He was a bum. Never heard of him til he died. Maybe he's the white Tupac."
Peter Travers of Rolling Stone also thinks he will and should win.
I know it's not possible to buy Savage, (well, you can, but you're probably not willing to pay the price...) but this KTLA clown Sam Rubin is a hack. The old "(fill in the blank) gives a performance of a lifetime and is an Oscar shoo-in!!!" bit has been used by Hollywood p.r. firms since the days of Joan Crawford/Mildred Pierce... It's an obvious cheap way to get publicity for a soon to open film, plus it sometimes actually works and they get an Oscar or at least a nomination.
That was Siskel, not Ebert.
I hope it's a good movie.
The real question is, who will pick it up for him?
Will it be his true love who didn't care enough to know he was dead for days, Mary Kate Olsen? Or his ex-wife? Or ... the skank producers of the Dark Knight film?
I'm guessing the last ones, and they'll make an obnoxious speech that will only talk about themselves.
Jake Gyllenhaal, the godfather to Heath's daughter, Matilda, will almost certainly collect Heath's Oscar. Another beyond-poetic-justic-moment coming up in your lifetime next February 22nd.
shit, I meant 'justice'
Like everyone wasn't already thinking that within 24 hours of his death?
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