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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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41 Responses to “Heath Ledger's Family: Golden Globe Thankful”

  1. 1
    master Says:

    He deserves Oscar consideration

  2. 2
    Ashley Says:

    I agree he does

  3. 3
    me Says:

    Yeah, let’s hope for an Oscar nom.

  4. 4
    Ingrid Says:

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

  5. 5
    Spicylily THAILAND Says:

    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.

  6. 6
    [☆I n F a m o u s☆] Says:

    he deserves an oscar.

  7. 7
    amy Says:

    this is amazing http://www.real-wishes.com

  8. 8
    ivermom Says:

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

  9. 9
    idril Says:

    I’m really happy about that.

  10. 10
    me Says:

    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.
    Lol
    ***

  11. 11
    lots Says:

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

  12. 12
    Mary Says:

    Heath, we miss you.

  13. 13
    Mared Says:

    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.

  14. 14
    gay power living Says:

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

  15. 15
    Yasmin Says:

    YES!
    GOD BLESS HIS SOUL!!!!!
    HE TRULY DESERVES IT

  16. 16
    Kari Says:

    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

  17. 17
    ... Says:

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

  18. 18
    BECKY SMITH Says:

    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 ..

  19. 19
    Catherine .M.VIlla Says:

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

  20. 20
    Lou Says:

    I MISS HEATH. MATILDA IS GROUING UP SO FAST,AND IS UTTERLY GORGEOUS JUST LIKE HER DADDY.
    THIS MADE ME CRY,HE DESERVES THIS NOM SO MUCH, AND HIS FAMILY ARE RIGHT TO BE PROUD HOLLYWOOD IS HONOURING HIS TALENT.

    RIP ***

  21. 21
    Maya Says:

    Well deserved!

  22. 22
    Brando fan Says:

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

  23. 23
    karissa Says:

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

  24. 24
    Meg Says:

    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.

  25. 25
    redknightgoingdown Says:

    YES! he definately deserved this!!!!

  26. 26
    wish Says:

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

  27. 27
    lala Says:

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

  28. 28
    amber Says:

    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.

  29. 29
    ashley Says:

    #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.

  30. 30
    Lainey Says:

    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.

  31. 31
    newport beach, 92660 Says:

    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
    no
    no ,

    heathledgers performance was……. no words to describe it

  32. 32
    Amy Says:

    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.

  33. 33
    Amy Says:

    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.

  34. 34
    Liz Says:

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

  35. 35
    Cali Says:

    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.

  36. 36
    karen Says:

    Ledger, ftw!

  37. 37
    cari Says:

    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.

  38. 38
    jess Says:

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

  39. 39
    reggie Says:

    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.

  40. 40
    kate Says:

    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.

  41. 41
    alicia Says:

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

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