Thursday, December 11, 2008


It's been rumored since The Dark Knight hit theaters that Heath Ledger might be up posthumously for several awards, especially an Oscar. The awards season is turning its wheels and so far the rumor is playing out with Ledger's Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role. He is up against the following power houses:

Tom Cruise, Tropic Thunder
Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder
Ralph Fiennes, The Duchess
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt

That's the only nod to The Dark Knight. I noticed that Sons of Anarchy didn't make the list either. Dang. I love that show, but it's not necessarily new when considering other mob-like shows with complex and human characters. But it has bikes, that should count for something. [sigh]

I think Tiny Fey may have a good shot at her nod for Best Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical. Debra Messing is probably her best competition, but I suspect Fey may win, due more to her portrayal of the former vice presidential contender than anything else. I've never seen 30 Rock. I don't watch much TV anymore what with night classes and all.

We saw Tropic Thunder. It was good, but not as funny as I expected. Downey did a nice job, better than Cruise, but I'm not a Cruise fan, although I tolerated him in The Last Samurai.


Jason said...

Ledger was brilliant and should have won even if he didn't die. If he doesn't get an Oscar for it then you know the awards are rigged.

Complaint Department Manager said...

Damn Jason, why so serious?

Jack said...

You are right, Jason. His work was good enough to win.