Best Supporting Actor Oscar For Dark Knight Caps Heath Ledger Legacy : RushPRNews - Newswire & Global Press Release Distribution

 
Bookmark and Share

Best Supporting Actor Oscar For Dark Knight Caps Heath Ledger Legacy

February 22, 2009

Oscars 2009: Ledger Captures Oscar in Emotional Tribute from Family

By Susan Jenkins

HOLLYWOOD, CA (RushPRnewsHollywood Today) 2/22/09 – In a night filled with guarded anticipation, Kim and Sally, Heath Ledger’s father and mother and his sister, Kate accepted the Best Supporting Actor award for the late Heath Ledger. Heath Ledger’s father, Kim said he wanted to thank the Academy for “recognizing our son’s amazing work.” His mother, Sally stated she was “overwhelmed by the “honor and respect” given to Heath and his sister, Kate, said, “we proudly accept on behalf of your beautiful Matilda.”

Heath Ledger, the youngest actor to ever play the role of the Joker in a Batman film, captured the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor tonight for the ‘Dark Knight.’ Ledger is the first actor to win an Oscar for playing the role of Joker and the first to win a nomination for a ‘Batman’ movie. This win also makes it the first posthumous Oscar award (in acting) since 1976 when Peter Finch won for ‘The Network’ and only the second posthumous Oscar ever awarded for acting.

Having already won several awards, including a Golden Globe, SAG and BAFTA for Batman, his last released film, the Oscar win culminates Ledger’s short-lived career. The Joker was Ledger’s favorite role and many have called it Ledger’s finest performance, even exceeding his Oscar nominated performance in ‘Brokeback Mountain.’ Ledger said that playing the Joker was the most fun he had had with any character. “He’s just out of control- no empathy, he’s a sociopath, a psychotic, a mass-murdering clown,” said the late star of his Joker role. He further said that he “thoroughly enjoying it” and that “it’s just exceeded any expectation of what the experience would be like.”Modern Distinctions by Invitations by Dawn

Ledger’s portrayal of the Joker has been called “brilliant, menacing, chilling, a stunner” and the list goes on. Many have discussed this as being a “dark” role, a role in the “shadows.” As underscored by his Oscar win, he nailed the role and certainly deserved every award and accolade for it.

Ledger was born April 4th, 1979 in Perth, West Australia and named Heathcliff Andrew Ledger. The late star is succeeded by his daughter, Matilda Rose Ledger from former fiancée, Michelle Williams. He said his daughter was “adorable, beautifully observant and wise” and that being a father was the most remarkable experience he had ever had. Heath Ledger’s Oscar will eventually belong to his daughter, Matilda, when she turns eighteen.

Ledger loved acting, saying that he only did it because he was having fun and said that if he ever stopped having fun with acting he would walk away from it.

Some compare Ledger to James Dean, another brilliant actor with a brief, but memorable career. Dean also received two posthumous Oscar nominations after his death, one for his role in ‘East of Eden.’ Both were young, good looking and at the height of their careers when taken. Dean died from a fatal car crash at age 24 and on January 22, 2008, 28 year old Ledger was

found dead in his apartment from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.
Ledger once said, “When I die- my movies will live on- for people to judge what I was as a person.” These were certainly prophetic words because his performance as the Joker was breathtaking and will long be treasured as the villain of all times.

About the author:

RushPR News is a social media newswire service created to help you with content creation and distribution to news outlets and social media networks. RushPRnews can also assist you with your web strategies with experts advices and strategies at an affordable cost. Write us at news@rushprnews.com

Click here to see all news from this author/company

Filed Under: ENTERTAINMENT, FILM, Celebrity, BREAKING NEWS, Awards, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Article-byline

RUSH PR NEWS newswire and press release services at rushprnews.com / Anne Howard annehowardpublicist.com

Content- Legal Responsibility - All material is copyrighted - You may repost but you MUST link back to the original post on your page and acknowledge Rush PR News as the news source. Rush PR News is not legally and/or morally responsible for content of press releases, opinions expressed or fact-checking.

Rush PR News cannot be held legally responsible for material published and distributed through its newswire service or published in its press-room and therefore cannot be sued for published material. Third-party must be contacted directly to dispute content.

Rush PR News is not the contact for material published.

RSSFeed PRESS & SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASES

Team Building Programs In a Rejuvenating Environment

GRAFTON, ONTARIO 08/14/14 · The knowledgeable and professional conference management team at...

Robin Williams Press Conference Prepared Statement - death by asphyxiation

San Rafael, Calif. 08/13/14 · My name is Keith Boyd. I am a Lieutenant...

A New and Intriguing shop now open in Vancouver

Vancouver, BC, Canada 08/13/14 · A quaint little green cottage that looks like...

Caring Alernatives Serving Monroe For Over 28 Years

MONROE, MI 08/12/14 · Caring Alernatives, Inc. offers services designed to help...

Investigation into Death of Actor Robin Williams

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. 08/11/14 · On August 11, 2014, at approximately 11:55 am,...

Bell Lifestyle Products Offers Erosyn to Help Women Enhance Their Sexual Energy

Mississauga, ON 08/08/14 · Mississauga, ON-based natural health supplements specialist Bell Lifestyle...

Philadelphia Promoters (The Heavy Hitters of Comedy) Produces Weekly Comedy Line-Up

Philadelphia, PA 08/08/14 · Philadelphia is known for it’s comedy venues and...

Bell Lifestyle Products’ Eroxil Supports Men’s Optimal Sexual Stamina

ONTARIO 08/05/14 · Mississauga, ON-based providers of natural health products, Bell...

Solexel Raises $31M to Commercialize High‐Performance, Thin‐Crystalline‐Silicon Solar Modules

Milpitas, California, 08/04/14 · Solexel, a venture‐backed solar cell and module manufacturer...

yWorld a New Vancouver Based Tech Company Launches Innovative Digital Conferencing Platform

Vancouver, B.C. 07/30/14 · Vancouver-based yWorld is pleased to announce that they...

Ste. Anne's Spa Nominated for Favourite Wellness Property in Canada

GRAFTON, ONTARIO 07/29/14 · Spafinder Wellness 365™ announced that Ste. Anne's Spa...

The new language exchange app is here! As easy as learning Chinese!

SAN FRANCISCO 07/23/14 · The new language exchange app ‘Social Language’ is now...

Xpressivo live on KickStarter! Get a Jolt!

SAN FRANCISCO 07/23/14 · Xpressivo: Start It Up!   Get a jolt today! Xpressivo’s new...