For his role in that Batman movie that may or may not have been about George Bush, Heath Ledger won Best Supporting Actor last night at the 66th Annual Golden Globes (a.k.a. Oscar Tee-Ball) which has significantly increased his chances of a posthumous Academy Award. The AP reports:
The award was accepted by “Dark Knight” director Christopher Nolan, who said he and his collaborators were buoyed by the enormous acclaim and acceptance the film and Ledger’s performance have gained worldwide.
“All of us who worked with Heath on `The Dark Knight’ accept with an awful mixture of sadness but incredible pride,” Nolan said. “After Heath passed, you saw a hole ripped in the future of cinema.”
Heath has been snagging awards and nominations for The Dark Knight left and right including “The Superficial Award for Schooling So Many Motherfuckers from the Grave People Forgot You Banged an Olsen Twin.” Yeah, we do that now.