Ledger’s Death More Shocking Than Oscar Nominations

This would usually be the time that I would post my thoughts on the Oscar nominations.

However, there were no real surprises with this year’s nominations and they are complete over-shadowed by the fact that actor Heath Ledger was found dead today.

It’s always sad when a celebrity dies, especially when you have grown to love them in films. Ledger’s death is a bit more shocking, since he was a high profile actor, who was enjoying success.

I was looking forward to seeing Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight this summer. I would be surprised if there isn’t some sort of “In Memory Of” notice added to the film, especially since it would now be his final high profile film.

I have to say the Ledger’s death is tragic news and the Oscar Nomination definitely take second row to this. I may post some thoughts on the nominations tomorrow.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).