Dark knight thought

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  1. Ironhide2005

    Ironhide2005 PS3tag=DeaDPooLTFW

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    If heath does in fact get nominated for best supporting actor or infact win it who would recieve the award?I say his daughter but still who would it go to?
     
  2. Brandon

    Brandon This is important work.

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    I have three, maybe four guesses.

    1) Chris Nolan
    2) Christian Bale
    3) his daughter
    4) Jack Nicholson(out of left field guess)
     
  3. Random Autobot

    Random Autobot Soviet Kanukistani

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    You can also add in his parents, his ex-wife (their relationship remained convivial after splitting up), Jake Gyllenhaal (close friend).

    It might be a bit much for his daughter, she's still quite young.
     
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    Maybe they can track down that Indian chick who accepted Brando's Oscar...

    Plus, I can't shake the feeling that none of this Oscar talk would exist if Ledger hadn't died. It would have been like giving Orson Welles the Oscar for TFTM'86...
     
  5. Ironhide2005

    Ironhide2005 PS3tag=DeaDPooLTFW

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    Ha that made me laugh but its true it would not exsit if not for his death
     
  6. misterd

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    Not hardly. Ledger had already been nominated for an oscar before, and The Joker is a dream role for many actors. There was plenty of buzz about Nicholson gettin a nod in 1989 (he didn't), and Pachino in 1990 for Dick Tracy (he did).

    That said, there is a big gap between "talk" and actual nomination, and then winning the Oscar. Lots of roles get Oscar talk. Only 5 are actually chosen, and only one gets the award. The questions are:

    1) Will there be enough "great" performances this year to give Ledger a run? (BSA is always a tough category)

    2) Of those who give such performances, how many are liked by the Academy (ie Jack, Denzel, etc), and how many of those have yet to get the award (the like to spread the gold around)?

    3) Is anyone due an "apology Oscar"? (see Crowe for Gladiator, Denzel for Training Day) or an overdue "legacy" Oscar (see Michael Cain)?

    4) How big is TDK's box office - all those small movies last year killed the Oscar ratings. Every now and then they feel the need (consciously or unconsciously) to reach out to "commercial" films (ala Titanic, Silence of the Lambs, Gladiator), and after several "dull" years, this could be the year to toss a few bones to the blockbusters (if so, expect a best pic nom for Wall-E).

    5) Flipside to the blockbuster argument, last year some criticized the Oscars for honoring many dark, violent films (No Country, There Will Be Blood, Sweeny Todd, The Departed in '06). Honestly, there wasn't much cheerful about the last 2 sets of noms outside Little Miss Sunshine and Juno. If they are continuing the trend, it'll be good for Ledger, but if there is a backlash, Ledger will be snubbed (and even more good news for Wall-E).

    6) Would the Academy feel better about honoring a dead up and comer, or seeing a living breathing actor giving a speech (with the chance of a "historic" moment, ala Jack Palance).

    7) With limited resources to spend on promotion, will WB rather invest in a future star capable of earning them more money in the future, or would they prefer to enshrine Ledger's Joker as a truly legendary performance?
     
  7. grimlockams prime

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    I say Bale or Nolan.
     
  8. Ironhide2005

    Ironhide2005 PS3tag=DeaDPooLTFW

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    To be honust I think morgon freeman's performance in the bucket list might beat ledger(I rather it didm't but damn was he good in that movie)also I'm refering to supporting actor(isn't bale the lead?).
     

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