The Joker Wins Again
Heath Ledger keeps racking up posthumous honors from different critics’ groups for his performance as the Clown Prince of Crime.
The late Aussie’s portrayal of The Joker in The Dark Knight has now earned him Best Supporting Actor nods from the New York Film Critics Online awards and the Boston Film Critics, respectively.
Ledger has so far earned nominations from the Australian Film Institute, the Golden Globes, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the DC Area Film Critics Association, and the Satellite Awards. Does this mean Ledger is a shoo-in for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor?
In related news, The Dark Knight and fellow superhero blockbuster Iron Man have been selected as the American Film Institute’s Movies of the Year. And although it didn’t win the best picture award, The Dark Knight was also among the New York Film Critics Online awards’ finalists in that category.
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