Thursday, January 22, 2009

Heathcliff Ledger (April 4, 1979 - Jan 22, 2008)

The first year anniversary of the death of Heath Ledger was marked by a bitter-sweet event. Today the nominations for the 81st Academy Awards were announced, with a posthumous nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role going to Heath Ledger for his performance as the joker in the movie "Dark Knight." Along with the late Mr. Ledger, others nominated in this category are Josh Brolin for "Milk," Robert Downey Jr. for his performance in "Tropic Thunder," Philip Seymour Hoffman for "Doubt," and Michael Shannon for "Revolutionary Road."

The late Mr. Ledger's nomination is the only major acting nomination for the movie "Dark Knight." The other nominations for the movie are all in technical categories, including Art Direction and Cinematography. Ledger previously was honored with an award at the Golden Globe and his family is wished much success at the Oscars this February.

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