With the exception of a few film buffs among us, who would've ever guessed that awards season would be of any interest to us geeks? Well, considering the fact that one of our own -- "The Dark Knight" -- seems to be up for every single award available, its kind of hard to ignore.
Last night, 2008's box office titan took home two more coveted statuettes, this time at the 15th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, held at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.
Adding to the posthumous Golden Globe win for the late Heath Ledger, the actor garnered SAG honors for "Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role." His "Dark Knight" co-star, Gary Oldman, accepted the award on his behalf, saying, "He was an extraordinary young man with an extraordinary talent, and it is wonderful that you have acknowledged that and honored that talent tonight."
In addition to Ledger's recognition, "The Dark Knight" also received an ensemble award for "Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture."
However, it wasn't all home runs for "The Dark Knight" this weekend, as the film lost out to "Slumdog Millionaire" at this past Saturday's Producers Guild of America awards ceremony, which took place at the Hollywood Palladium. Regardless of the PGA loss, things are looking good for "The Dark Knight" -- and especially Ledger -- as we get closer to the Academy Awards, the winners of which will be announced on February 22.
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