Heath Ledger wins award Sunday for “Dark Night” role almost one year after his death.
Wired PR News.com – Nearly one year after his death, the late actor Heath Ledger won a coveted award for his last movie role. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Ledger was chosen as best supporting actor at Sunday’s Golden Globes for his portrayal as “The Joker” in the Batman hit movie “The Dark Night.”
The movie’s director, Christopher Nolan accepted the award on Ledger’s behalf, and is quoted as stating, “All of us who worked with Heath on `The Dark Knight’ accept with an awful mixture of sadness but incredible pride…After Heath passed, you saw a hole ripped in the future of cinema.”
Ledger died of a reported accidental overdose on prescription medications in January of 2008. Many predict that the Golden Globe win will heighten his chances for winning a posthumous Academy Award for his “Dark Night” role.
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