So far, I love Iron Man the most out of all the film adaptions of comic book characters.
Ledger getting the win is a Catch-22 situation.
Ledger would not get the Academy Award of Merit if he were alive, the competition is too fierce, but since he is dead, sentimentality might creep in, and the award might go to his name. But, then again, since he is dead, he won't be able to actually receive it. Thus he could only get his hands on it if he were dead, but he still can't get his hands on it since he IS dead. Catch-22.
To somewhat remedy this, I propose that if an award is given posthumously, the winner must be exhumed and the award interred with the remains.
Stop fucking around. If we are going to "give it to him" in the present tense, then that should be done in the most literal manner possible.
You think I'm joking.
I'm anti-Oscar. The whole sorry business of having to sign an agreement that you will not sell your award without first offering it back to the Academy for a goddamn dollar is ridiculous. It's anti-American.
You never truly "own" an Oscar, and they are litigious enough to prove it and have proven it with injunctions to stop a sale. Give me a break.
Most will agree Ledger played a good Joker, but Bale was walking through the part and Maggie didn't fit her part at ALL. As for Aaron Eckhart, I just don't buy any of his acting. I like Michael Caine but he wasn't given enough lines.
All this distracted from what could have been a truly great film. Don't get me wrong. I am most likely the biggest Batman fan here, hence my chosen name in case no one has figured that out. I liked the film. I just found too much I didn't like within the film.
My love for Batman eventually manifested as a love for spelunking. (Some pieholes call it "caving." I can't stand that term.)
My favorite moment in The Dark Knight is probably the most overlooked - when Ledger extended his head and body out of a moving vehicle and the soundtrack went completely ambient, almost to a Thomas K?ner extreme. That moment hinted at what the entire film could have been.
Some might say, metaphysically, it was also an omen.
So, yeah, they can give it to Ledger if they are willing to grab a shovel.