Last night, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts doled out their annual awards and, once again, Heath Ledger was presented with posthumous honours -- sorry, honors -- for his role as the Joker in "The Dark Knight." Producer Chuck Roven accepted the award on Ledger's behalf, saying in his acceptance, "Knowing Heath, I know he would be very humbled to be in the company of the other performances that were nominated this evening. I had the good fortune of making two films with Heath, and I consider myself lucky to have just made one. He was as an actor, a professional, and as a human being, one of a kind."
Meanwhile, in the showdown between "The Dark Knight" and "Iron Man" at the Grammys last night for the "Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture" award, composers James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer walked away with the top honors for their work on the score to "Dark Knight."
Yet while this recognition continues to cement "The Dark Knight"'s place as legit cinema, all eyes continue to look at February 22 to see how well "The Dark Knight" will fare at this year's Academy Awards ceremony. The film is nominated for numerous awards including a "Best Supporting Actor" nod for Ledger -- arguably the current front-runner to receive Oscar gold.
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