Originally posted by Ahnold
Congratulations to Heath on a thoroughly well-deserved Oscar that, I think, pretty much the whole world was rooting for him to win.
I know that some people may be cynical about his win, and may even question whether he'd have even been nominated were he still alive. But that's really besides the point; Heath truly turned in an outstanding, layered, and electric performance as the Joker, and accomplished what few had initially thought possible - he crafted a take on the role that can proudly stand alongside Nicholson's performance in Tim Burton's original film. So I'm glad that the Academy has recognised that.
I genuinely feel that it's one of the great tragedies of modern cinema that the movie-going public have been robbed of the chance to not only see Heath's Joker make an encore in the sequel to "The Dark Knight", but also to witness Heath truly become the movie star that he was on the verge of becoming when he died.
So well done Academy - you done good