Heath Ledger wins 2009 Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars

Posted: Monday, February 23, 2009 by Shaun in Labels: , ,

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Time to get my fanboy tribute in.

Thanks to BBC Ents News Team's Twitter Feed for the live update.

I'm so glad he trounced all the other actors in his category, especially Philip Seymour Hoffman.

A toy forum member previously commented that The Dark Knight is The Empire Strikes Back for our generation and I wouldn't argue with that.

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Heath's performance made the movie. It was interesting to witness his metamorphosis as an actor, from a teen idol dancing and singing on the school's stadium's steps in 10 Things I Hate About You, to the emotionally-tortured cowboy in Brokeback Mountain, to the epitome of anarchy in this role.

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I do wonder about what brilliance he could have achieved had he not died, but it is, ultimately, academic.

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Thank you, Heath, from elevating this film from the comic book realm to that of a modern classic.

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