Golden Globe Nominations Announced, Heath Ledger Scores a Nod


Heath Ledger


This year's biggest hit, "The Dark Knight," came in with one nomination, supporting actor for Heath Ledger as the Joker.

As it was announced by Terrence Howard at the 66th Golden Globes Nominations ceremony on Thursday, December 11, late Australian actor Heath Ledger has earned a nomination for Best Performance By an Actor In a Supporting Role In a Motion Picture. He will compete against Tom Cruise and Robert Downey Jr. for their roles in war comedy "Tropic Thunder", Philip Seymour Hoffman in "Doubt" and Ralph Fiennes in "The Duchess".

Commenting on Ledger's nod, Terrence Howard said, "Heath was a friend of mine, he gave his all in that film ('The Dark Knight'). I think he will win in that category. He'll also get an Oscar."

In addition to Howard's comment, Heath Ledger's father, Kim, was also grateful for the count, telling People.com, "This nomination is deeply appreciated and is not lost on those of us who continue to love and miss him. We are so proud our boy's work is being recognized in this way."

Leading the nominations were "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", "Doubt" and "Frost/Nixon" with 5 nods each. Meanwhile, "Bolt," "Kung-Fu Panda" and "Wall-E" were nominated for best animated feature.

The presentation of the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards will take place at The Beverly Hilton about a month after the nominations announcement, on Sunday, January 11, 2009. The awards show produced by Dick Clark Productions in association with the HFPA will be broadcast live by NBC from 8 P.M. EST.

Complete nominees list of the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards :

BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA BEST MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
  • "The Baader Meinhof Complex" (Germany)
  • "Everlasting Moments" (Sweden/Denmark)
  • "Gomorrah" (Italy)
  • "I've Loved You So Long" (France)
  • "Waltz With Bashir" (Israel)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE BEST DIRECTOR - MOTION PICTURE BEST SCREENPLAY - MOTION PICTURE BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - MOTION PICTURE BEST ORIGINAL SONG - MOTION PICTURE BEST TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA BEST TELEVISION SERIES - COMEDY OR MUSICAL BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES -COMEDY OR MUSICAL BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES - COMEDY OR MUSICAL BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
  • "A Raisin in the Sun" (ABC)
  • "Bernard and Doris" (HBO)
  • "Cranford" (PBS)
  • "John Adams" (HBO)
  • "Recount" (HBO)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

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