Ledger Most Likely To Win Oscar For Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role
February 22, 2009
By Ane Howard
HOLLYWOOD,(RushPRnews/Hollywood Today) 02/22/09
- Heath Ledger the favorite for a posthumous Oscar win for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his possessed performance as The Joker in "The Dark Knight", his final note on the short well-lived score that was his life.
Nevertheless he will face some serious competition. Who could forget Robert Downey Jr's
hypnotic performance in “Tropic Thunder” a
s an white American actor playing an Australian actor playing a black man, so obsessed with academy recognition, that reality becomes completely blurred for the role? And funny to boot.
seen in “Revolutionary Road”
is not a household name but should after this Oscars evening. He was brilliant and yes appropriately disturbing as a mental patient who sees thing, god-all-too-clearly and speaks his mind about it.
Philip Seymour Hoffman will be remembered for his subtle, and nuanced performance of a parish priest under suspicion for questionable behavior in “Doubt,” but then again, is he ever anything else but brilliant.
Performance by an actor in a supporting role
* Josh Brolin in “Milk” (Focus Features)
* Robert Downey Jr. in “Tropic Thunder” (DreamWorks, Distributed by DreamWorks/Paramount)
* Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Doubt” (Miramax)
* Heath Ledger in “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.)
* Michael Shannon in “Revolutionary Road” (DreamWorks, Distributed by Paramount Vantage)
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Ane Howard is a freelance reporter for Hollywood Today .You may write her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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