Ledger wins posthumous Globe for `Dar...

Ledger wins posthumous Globe for `Dark Knight'

There are 64 comments on the The Associated Press story from Jan 11, 2009, titled Ledger wins posthumous Globe for `Dark Knight' . In it, The Associated Press reports that:

Heath Ledger has won the supporting-actor Golden Globe nearly a year after his death, earning the prize for his diabolical turn as the Joker in the Batman blockbuster 'The Dark Knight.'

The award has been accepted by the film's director, Christopher Nolan.

The Globe win boosts Ledger's prospects for the supporting-actor honor at the Academy Awards, whose nominations come out Jan. 22, the one-year anniversary of the actor's death from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.

Only one actor has ever won a posthumous Oscar, best-actor recipient Peter Finch for 1976's 'Network.'

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#1 Jan 11, 2009
Mickey Rourke said "that SOB" referring to his director ?

then that SOB, extended his middle finger right on TV.

the above people should not be invited in any formal gatherings anymore !!

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07


#2 Jan 11, 2009
He did a pretty good part, but not that good. They just felt bad cause the guy popped a bunch of pills and zoned out. Meanwhile the economy is still tanking, but we got movie stars to make us feel better. What a world we live in.
A Knights Tale


#3 Jan 11, 2009
I would have liked to see him get that award in person. I'm sure he was watching.
Curtis Lowe

Montgomery, AL

#4 Jan 12, 2009
Don't know if he would have won if he hadn't offed himself, but he really did portray a memorable Joker. He looked as evil and crazy as Al Franken.

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07


#5 Jan 12, 2009
A Knights Tale wrote:
I would have liked to see him get that award in person. I'm sure he was watching.
And that would have been possible if the goof had not decided to go to a pill buffet.

Belmont, CA

#6 Jan 12, 2009
Heath Ledger did not get this award b/c people felt sorry for him that he died accidently from taking medication for pneumonia which he caught in the UK, then pills to sleep b/c he wa sexhausted from filming and his heavy schedule plus dealing with the break up of his marraige and missing his child..........plus acting and rehearsing..........by the way it was accidental. We all have to deal with life and for some its just harder but he did not do it deliberatley...he loved his daughter .anyway as I was saying he got the award because he was goo, in fact his portrayal was phenominal and in fact not much of his character got larger parts in teh film, in fact too short, but Heath Ledger missed out on an award in my opinion for Brokeback Mountain in which he played a truley difficlut role of Ennis del mar. My point Yes Heath Ledger did deserve this for the JOKER, and sadly he was not here to recieve it. It was not honored to him out of pity but out of his talent ----a talent which was sadly cut short and had much more within this young man to Wow us evn more. Well done Heath just wish you were here to recieve it.
Too much time is spent on whining about this and that instead of saying good job. The young man is dead for gods sake.------Pretty good movie too, not the best batman but the Joker was intoxicating to watch.....!!!!

Belmont, CA

#7 Jan 12, 2009
Ok I Just realised I wrote a typo in the above which is quite funny I meant he was exhausted and i missed a space and it came out as sexausted..........sorry Heath I just can't spell I guess. NO funny comments please, though I do have a sense of humor!!! anyway you get my drift guys out there eh? sorry again bad typo!!

Belmont, CA

#8 Jan 12, 2009
Agreed Lexie,
He did a great job actually. Your typo is funny but understood. Brokeback Mountain for me made me realise how talented he was. The joker was memorable and and excellent job.All in all I believe he deserved it and it raked in millions of dollars........pheww that says something too.
Poor bloke died accidently too much going on for him.


Since: Jul 07

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#9 Jan 12, 2009
i thought ledgers joker was much more to the heart of the charachter.

the joker has portayed in the batman comics was a homicidal maniac and ledger did the part justice i thought.

Since: Jan 08

Bangkok, Thailand

#11 Jan 12, 2009
Heath deserved that award, and he just might snag an Oscar, too. What a shame we won't ever know the true extent of his talent. He will be missed.

Picabo, ID

#13 Jan 12, 2009
This is one rare instance when the Hype was legitimate.
I was skeptical too until I saw the movie last week.
Stunning understated portrayal.
What a damn shame.

Since: Dec 08

Kohler, WI

#14 Jan 12, 2009
He was great in the dark night.

Since: Nov 08

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#15 Jan 12, 2009
Ledger did reinvent the Joker, which was great. However, it's a shame he had to die before getting his acclaim.

“I Offer You Truth!”

Since: Jul 07

Tampa, FL

#17 Jan 12, 2009
In my opinion, Ledger's portrayal of the Joker ranks right up there with Jack Nicholson's portrayal of the deranged husband in "The Shining".

It may not have been Oscar worthy, but it was damned good!

“Faith and desire”

Since: Jan 08

Singapore, Singapore

#18 Jan 12, 2009
He definitely deserved it. It's a pity he's not around anymore.

“"let us, at least be civil"”

Since: Oct 07

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#21 Jan 12, 2009
Saw the movie. Ledger stole it. His was the most memorable performance in the movie. I can't say I ever saw him in a role that he didn't nail, going all the way back to "The Patriot".
Don't care if he offed himself accidentally or not, he was a very talented actor.
As Spencer Tracy remarked when someone asked him about how to be a successful actor:
"Acting's not hard,"he said "Just don't let anybody catch you at it." I never caught Ledger at it.

Cookeville, TN

#22 Jan 12, 2009
Great guy, great actor, rest in peace.

Fall River, MA

#23 Jan 12, 2009
mary-kate knows more than whats shes saying.

“Down in the Bayou”

Since: Apr 08

Vancleave Mississippi

#24 Jan 12, 2009
he was dying to get that award..hahahahahaha

Stigler, OK

#25 Jan 12, 2009
Just watched the movie a few days ago. It was very good and memorable, and at the end, it made me a little sad knowing that was his last finished movie.

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