Monday, February 23, 2009
Posthumously, Ledger Wins Oscar
Posthumous honor and in memoriam : Heath Ledger was awarded a posthumous Oscar last night at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Awards ceremonies, for best supporting actor for his Joker role in Dark Knight. This is a fitting in memoriam for his complex, stunning, and sublime treatment of the role. In my own opinion, this was his best role ever; his performance inspired through its mix of transcendence, high camp humor, fine nuance, subtlety, and profundity. Accepting the award were Ledger's family from Australia, who will give the statue to his daughter as a lasting tribute souveneir. Ledger is only the second actor to be graced with a posthumous Academy award in the ceremony's history.