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Well thats 180000 people i don't want to know.
it'll be embarrassing
and will they bury it with him?
does anyone know?
do you know?
it's gonna take some planning
but he wouldn't be rumoured for an oscar if he wasn't dead
but the point still stands, it would be a waste of perfectly good paper weight.
I don't feel too strongly about it really.
His performance was being bigged up before he died. And Oscars have gone to less-deserving performances in the past.
nominated for a film based on a Disney ride about Pirates?
even though he was nominated for a bafta and a golden globe. johnny depp was a one off. if ledger got nominated then he's definately win, because it'd e rude not to vote for him when he's dead
I don't think he'd mind
but his portrayal made me like the joker. but only his portrayal of the joker. he was the best thing about the film.
but then i thought the film was shit so it wasn't hard for him.
from chimpan-A to chimpan-Z
you'll never make a money out of me
i was wrong
it was earth, all along
they really made a monkey out of meeeee!
it's probably the best performance this year, but it's in a comic book movie. it would never be nominated if he was alive
i mean its not like people in bad movies dont get nominated on the strength of a performance
i really like it, but the oscars only really nominate serious, worthy roles, like a disabled person or someone with an accent.
if it was up to me i'd give it to him just for the bit with the pencil
here are some examples of nominees and winners from the last 10 yearsish
Eddie Murphy - Dreamgirls as James "Thunder" Early
Ian McKellen - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring as Gandalf
James Cromwell - Babe as Farmer Arthur Hoggett
Johnny Depp - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street as Sweeney Todd
Johnny Depp - Finding Neverland as Sir James Matthew Barrie
Tom Hanks - Cast Away as Chuck Noland
Denzel Washington - Training Day as Alonzo Harris
Johnny Depp - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl as Jack Sparrow
im not sure why based on that its such a stretch to think he would get nominated, i do agree there's been a lot of hype around him in the dark knight, but its not exactly unjustified he is really good in it, i dont think the oscar talk isnt as wildly out of character as people are making out it is
people in bad movies get nominated on the basis of the performance rather than the film
that he would never be nominated if he was alive because his performance wasn't worthy, or because the judges would be biased against nominating a role from a comic book movie?
it's only being considered because he's dead. christian bale and gary oldman were both amazing in batman begins, but no-one thought for a second they'd be up for anything
If he was dead, they would have given him an Oscar for something else.
Much like Scorsese.
I for one would nominated the special effects guy for one, just for batmans voice. Wasn't it amazing?!!
he sounded like richard nixon with lung cancer
its been a long day
so it's only being considered cos he's dead. Otherwise, it would only have been ignored because it was in a comic book film. I don't see how either situation is more embarassing than the other.
in The Dark Knight is a PERFORMANCE! with a big fat exclamation mark. It would have been attention-grabbing even if he was still alive, and I'd imagine he'd be amassing some Oscar buzz regardless. The difference is that there wouldn't be big splashy tabloid headlines about the possibility.
And I don't think you can reduce the crazy reception the whole film has had to the death of one of its stars. It's only ostensibly a "comic book movie" - they've went to great pains (i.e. watched a lot of Michael Mann and Ridley Scott) to make it more "respectable" than that.
<name> thinks Heath Ledger RIP was excellent in The Dark Night!
Does <name> want to start following the crowd a little more?
like sir michael caine.
before I thought i was all hype but.... wow!
that voice lol
Who really cares if he wins an Oscar? Is there anyone here who thinks that Oscars haven't been awarded on a political basis at every single previous ceremony, or that the Academy is some champion and bastion of integrity?
He gave an incredibly strong performance, and a performance worthy of praise and perhaps accolade of some description. Whether or not it comes in the shape of an Oscar isn't important.
in modern cinema. His death is a greater loss to mankind than Diana. I had tears in my eyes watching his final scenes, so poignant. I believe the darkness of the Joker consumed him and the only way to stop the evil was to take his own life. He did it for us.
Daniel Day Lewis's perofmance in There will be blood.