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Heath Ledger Wins Posthumous Golden Globe

Heath Ledger Wins Posthumous Golden Globe

At the 2009 Golden Globes on Sunday Heath Ledger won for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his role as The Joker in The Dark Knight.

The film’s director, Christopher Nolan, accepted the statuette from presenter Demi Moore and said “All of us who worked with Heath accept this with an awful mixture of sadness and incredible pride. After Heath passed on, you saw a hole ripped in the future of cinema — but with the extraordinary response to his work that we’ve seen all over the world, I, for one, start to be able to look a bit less at that gap in the future and a little bit more at the incredible place in the history of cinema that he built for himself with his talent and with his dedication to his artistry. For any of us lucky enough to work with him or to have enjoyed his performance, he will be eternally missed, but he will never be forgotten.”

“We are overjoyed for him,” his father Kim Ledger told People. “It’s wonderful.”

Heath Ledger Wins Posthumous Golden Globe
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55 Responses to “Heath Ledger Wins Posthumous Golden Globe”

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  1. 1
    zoe Says:

    he totally deserved it. amazing performance

  2. 2
    lena Says:

    Paul Newman deserves more attention and glory than this good not so great actor and sad soul.

  3. 3
    america Says:

    So funny how the media and geeks hated him when announced he’s playing the joker but then when he died overnight he became the greatest actor to grace Planet Hollyweird. Drug addicts and looney lefties are the heroes of this crazy system while the real talents and patriotic actors are ignored and not given more films to do.

  4. 4
    Jess Says:

    Heath was so very talented, and so deserving of this award. He will be remembered forever by his fans, and deeply loved always.

  5. 5
    ally Says:

    yes, he totally deserved the win. He did a wonderful job! RIP

  6. 6
    lola Says:

    #3 America, you are the reason so many people dislike Americans. Why the hell do patriotic actors deserve good parts? What about talent, you weirdo? That is the stupidest argument I have ever heard. And his performance in the Dark Knight was SO good. I think he would have won even if he was alive. It will be one of the most memorable performances in film for a long time.

  7. 7
    jerry Says:

    He was amazing in TDK but not Oscar or even GG caliber. Come to think of it with no Ledger and Eckhart TDK would have been so boring and flew off the radar. The Academy/Hollywood will not award TDK something so they just award it to Heath Ledger.

    Look at the real awards given to movies like Slumdog,Wrestler.Doubt,Milk but the Critics Award made a specific category like action movie to out it hand to TDK so they wont get Best ensemble or Best Picture.

  8. 8
    Kari Says:

    OMG he MORE than deserved it! Gaaah I miss you soo much Heath! God Bless the Hollywood Foreign Press for not only acknowledging his fantastic performance, but for giving him one of the most prestigious awards for it! R.I.P Sweet Angel

  9. 9
    michelle Says:

    meh. these awards are useless and nothing when he is burning in hell

  10. 10
    ana Says:

    I think he won just because he is dead

  11. 11
    ron Says:

    What a joke! Jack Nicholson is still the best Joker and also the best interpretation of the joker’s voice and laughter by Mark Hamill in the cartoons.

  12. 12
    BLAIR Says:

    Heath Ledger was an amazing amazing actor, especially as the Joker. He deserved this award, and im so glad he won, just sad he wasnt around to see it happen.

  13. 13
    HELENE Says:

    I’ miss him so much!!!! I’m so happy for him.He deserved this award!
    Helene from france!

  14. 14
    Andy Says:

    Well deserved!

  15. 15
    Ivana Says:

    Expresion of Robert Downey Jr. face is priceless…

    I watched Heath as Joker, he was great like always…
    but movie, nothing special… sometimes even borring..
    Death of young and most talented actor save this movie, without him this is not worth of watching..

  16. 16
    Ivana Says:

    Don’t get me wrong.. i watched tooo much Batman movies :))))

  17. 17
    Cheetah Says:

    They should have given it to a living person. To honer someone who is dead, is an act to late. Give people attention when they do live and can enjoy it. But not when there dead and there last project is totally overrated, just because he suddenly died.

    If he was alive he wouldn’t have won the globe. Im sure of that!

  18. 18
    Ivana Says:

    Cheetah you are sooo right :)))
    Unjustice to Heath happen when he lost Oscar for Brokeback..

  19. 19
    Tash Says:

    If that’s so true, then no one would have said how fantastic he was in The Dark Knight. It wasn’t a sympathy act, he genuinely deserved it.

    Congrats to Heath. Hope he get’s the Oscar!

  20. 20
    Ivana Says:

    I hope he won Oscar too, but without him, everthing loose sence.
    I wish he can appear in smoking and said thanks, without that …. award is meaningless..

  21. 21
    Julia Says:

    #20, totally agree with you. miss him so much.

  22. 22
    [☆I n F a m o u s☆] Says:

    you should be hit and killed by a parked car. lol
    it’s pretty cool how tom was the first person to stand up when heath won.. lol
    dark knight rules.

  23. 23
    tina Says:

    Demi well said.. Heath will be missed. May he R.I.P.

  24. 24
    Lu Says:

    He deserved every single piece of that award.

  25. 25
    Amanda Says:

    I think he just win because his dead

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