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Heath Ledger's Family: Golden Globe Thankful

Heath Ledger's Family: Golden Globe Thankful

The late Heath Ledger was just honored with a Golden Globe nomination for his work as The Joker in The Dark Knight.

Shortly after, his father, Kim Ledger, and immediate Ledger family issued the following announcement:

“We thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for honoring Heath‘s performance in The Dark Knight. This nomination is deeply appreciated and is not lost on those of us who continue to love and miss him. We are so proud that our boy’s work is being recognized in this way.”

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  • master

    He deserves Oscar consideration

  • Ashley

    I agree he does

  • me

    Yeah, let’s hope for an Oscar nom.

  • Ingrid

    I think that Josh Brolin and Eddie Marson were better in Milk and Happy-Go-Lucky, respectively.

  • Spicylily THAILAND

    Sure he deserved this honor.
    I think he should get awards from ‘ Brokeback Mountian’ too.
    He was so good……… so good…… in BM.

    Your Matilda is lovley and I’m sure she will grow up well.

    I hope that ‘ Batman- The Dark Knight’ production company
    give more money Heath deserved to Matilda.

    I think ‘ The Dark Knight’ also got the big buzz and earned more than 530 Million USD because of Heath’s tragic incident.

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    he deserves an oscar.

  • amy
  • ivermom

    just watched this movie last night on dvd……Awesome!

  • idril

    I’m really happy about that.

  • me

    I totally agree with the nomination, he totally deserves it, I never liked the villain but his performance is irrefutably amazing. Everybody out there learn: that’s how you play The Joker, that’s how you play a villain.
    To his family and close friends this is the least ultimate honour that Hollywood could give their ever so beloved sun and friend.

  • lots

    He did a great job in this movie; he totally deserves it!

  • Mary

    Heath, we miss you.

  • Mared

    Heath owned that role. He was amazing. It was such a strech for him too- the voice, the laugh, the posture, the little mannerisms, everything. He truly deserves this.

  • gay power living

    So sad that he’s gone; I hope he wins. What a tragic loss to the world of performing arts.

  • Yasmin


  • Kari

    He MORE than deserved this nomination. If he doesn’t win, I personally think it’s an indefinite snub on his behalf. His acting was absolutely mind-boggling. R.I.P Sweet Angel, always missed never forgotten <3

  • He truly deserved it!! He was an amazing actor! :´(


    Isn’t great Heath died the same way the Anna Nicole Smith died..!!
    But you have to laugh when you see who Heath is up against….

    Really James Franco from Pineapple Express, Tom Cruise and the
    heavy manager, and Robert Downey Jr. who had to wear
    black make up to play a black man …Than there are the serious actors
    Ralph Fiennes and Phillip Seymour Hoffman ..

    Lets see all the press who is more important Tom Cruise or Heath
    a deadbeat dad loser ..

  • Catherine .M.VIlla

    i’m so happy he was the best joker there was he deservesw an oscar he was simply the best.

  • Lou



  • Maya

    Well deserved!

  • Brando fan

    Outstanding, unforgettable performance. He will definitely win the Oscar…no one deserves it more.

  • karissa

    I’m so happy. He deserves it! Miss Heath so much.

  • Meg

    Becky Smith, how disgusting of you to say something about him like that. Heath was not a deadbeat dad, he was a great dad to Matilda. It’s pathetic of people to say such bad things of anyone that aren’t true.

    I’m glad Heath got a nomination, I hope he wins.

  • redknightgoingdown

    YES! he definately deserved this!!!!

  • wish

    Wish he would have live to see this.He was wonderful actor indeed.

  • lala

    I quite literally jumped for joy just now! YAY HEATH! WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU!

  • amber

    He deserves every award for that performance this season. He was the only reason I stayed in the theater to watch the movie. The rest of the actos were average, at best.

    The movie should have just been called The Joker.

  • ashley

    #18 you are dumb.

    I saw Heath Ledger more with his daughter than I ever see Tom. I only see Katie with Suri.

    Go to hell.

  • Lainey

    BECKY SMITH, Heath wasn’t a deadbeat dad loser. You must be talking about yourself. Heath didn’t “pimp” out his daughter to the press everyday like Tom Cruise does, either. Nothing is great about dying, you disrespectful, vile moron.

  • newport beach, 92660

    he defiently deserves an Oscar

    amazing job in The Dark Knight…… amazing doesn`t even begin to cover it .

    oh and BECKYSMITH

    yeah you know robert downey jr , is DEFIENTLY gonna win a golden globe for TROPICTHUNDER ? ! a teeeen movie ? , fo sho

    no ,

    heathledgers performance was……. no words to describe it

  • Amy

    It was a terrible tragedy, but awarding him with a Golden Globe and an Oscar would send a terrible message to young actors. We don’t need to encourage the types of psychological risks he took. He was fantastic, but everything great about his performance came from intellectual choices that would easily be made just from doing the script analysis. American bastardized Method acting was a risk he didn’t need to take.

  • Amy

    Oh, and to the moron talking about Robert Downey junior playing a black man… uh no, the joke of that movie was that they were actors making a really BAD movie that was casting him as a black man. He wasn’t playing a black man.

  • Liz

    Amy, they’re not rewarding him for what he did. They’re rewarding him for his acting in the film.

  • Cali

    Heath was such a sweetheart, certainly a very beautiful person.
    It’s such a shame he died so young. I’m glad he got a Golden Globe nomination.

  • karen

    Ledger, ftw!

  • cari

    Of course Heath deserves to win not only this award but OSCAR as well, hands down.

    BUT…what an effing insult that Tom Cruise was nominated for the same award for a role that was so forgettable, most people don’t even remember he was even in Tropic Thunder. I don’t get it.

    Either it was bought….or he’s blowing someone.

  • jess

    he was amazing and always will be the best
    i’m so happy about it :]

  • reggie

    While Ledger’s performance as the Joker is very very good and scary, the fact remains that it is a one dimensional role. He is crazy and evil and that is it. His role as Ennis del Mar in Brokeback was his truly great great performance. The one that should have gotten him an Oscar. If they give him an Oscar as supporting actor for the Joker it will of course make some amends for passing over him for Brokeback, but it is not adequate recognition. Very sad and tragic that one of the greatest movie performances of recent history didn’t win an Oscar.

  • kate

    Heath deservies to get an oscar.He is a very good actor.And because of his tragece death.He deservise to get an oscar so hes daughter can see that he was a good man and have somthing to remind her of him.R.I.P Heath Ledger you are a good man.

  • alicia

    he totally deserved it. he was AMAZING as the joker in the dark knight. R.I.P xx