Heath Ledger wins an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor

February 23, 2009 at 1:44 pm 4 comments

heath-ledger-the-dark-knight-2Heath Ledger once again became a legendary name in Hollywood. His untimely yet controversial death over an accidental overdose of prescription drugs didn’t stop him from winning the most prestigious award in the film industry, the Academy Awards. The moment his name was called, everyone stood up to honor such a great actor as Heath Ledger. Everyone was teary-eyed listening to what his family would have to say, especially when Heath’s sister mentioned his only daughter, Matilda.

At age 28, Heath Ledger took the public in shock when the news broke that he passed away in a Manhattan apartment. Despite this, more and more people went to see his last film and thought that he gave Joker a different character- a deeper meaning and much applauded villain of all time- that rose above the ranks. No doubt that this young actor was a great loss for the industry. Everyone believes that the Australian actor, despite his death, truly deserves an Oscar nomination because of his deeper connection to the audience.

From his film debut Ten Things I hate About You, where he was singing Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, he easily made a connection to the moviegoers particularly among young women. His charisma and exceptional performance earned him to do challenging roles for big movies such as The Patriot, A Knight’s Tale, The Brother’s Grimm, Casanova, and Brokeback Mountain. These movies and more helped him gain the respect of the actors and actresses in Hollywood and all over the world. His co-stars commend him not only for his passion for his craft but his humility and hard work, sense of humor and unconditional love for his daughter Matilda.

Though he will never have the chance to savor such precious moment as an Oscar awardee, the fact remains that Heath Ledger was undoubtedly, a legend. He is now officially the second actor to win a posthumous Oscar. To Heath, you are truly deserving to be honored for making such a wonderful job. We may be grieving for the loss of a remarkable actor named Heath Ledger but we are happy and proud of the journey you have had with us.


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. momel  |  February 24, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    I’d rather have the oscar go to somebody who will appreciate it more, like somebody alive.

  • 2. Gem  |  February 25, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    That had been thought about by the Oscars’ panel of judges. However, they came to a mutual decision that Heath was really worth the posthumous award. And he was my crush since the movie 10 Things… 😉

  • 3. jaygee  |  February 25, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Yes it was an outstanding portrayal of the Joker indeed, Overtaking Jack Nicholson’s 1989 version of the mad clown.. couldn’t agree more. But for the record The Joker wasnt Heath’s last role/film. But obviously most of his work is now over shadowed by his oscar winning performance in TDK.

    • 4. Gem  |  February 25, 2009 at 11:14 pm

      Yes, his last film was Parnassus wherein three great actors replaced his role: Colin Farrel, Johnny Depp and Jude Law. Upon knowing that Heath Ledger’s daughter was not included in his last will, these three actors agreed to give all their earnings from the film to Matilda.


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