The Envelope just posted a new video conversation of a select group of Oscar pundits talking about Heath Ledger and how he is a lock to win Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars. Inside of hit HitFix.com’s Greg Ellwood wonders who will be picking up Ledger’s Oscar now that Christopher Nolan hasn’t been nominated and wonders if Nolan will even be in attendance as a result. Well, that has already been made public and it is just one more reason to pencil in Ledger as the winner.
Entertainment Weekly annouced if Heath Ledger wins the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor on Feb. 22, his family will accept the award on his behalf, Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan told EW.com at the DGA Awards Saturday night. This comes after Nolan accepted for Ledger at the Golden Globes and co-star Gary Oldman accepted for him at the SAGs.
There is no confirmation on which members of the family exactly would accept the award, but I wouldn’t doubt it if Ledger’s mother, father and sisters, Kate Ledger, Ashleigh Bell and Olivia Ledger, were to do it since they have all been making statements following the actor’s death. Most recently Ledger’s sisters read a prepared statement following Ledger’s nomination.