Warner Bros has posted a “For Your Consideration” ad in Variety magazine for Best Supporting Actor for Heath Ledger’s performance in “The Dark Knight”. Academy Awards ballots will be mailed on December 26th, with polls closing on January 12th. The final nominations will be announced on January 22nd.
Other contenders include:
Michael Shannon – Revolutionary Road
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Doubt
John Malkovich – Changeling
Ralph Fiennes – The Duchess
John Malkovich – Burn After Reading
Brad Pitt – Burn After Reading
Robert Downey Jr. – Tropic Thunder
Now I may not know how these other actors prepared for their roles, but I do recall Mr. Ledger spending 6 weeks locked inside a hotel room scribbling some pretty crazy sh*t into what’s been called “The Joker Diary”.