Re: Did Heath Ledger REALLY earn the Oscar a few years ago?
In all it wasn't really a great movie year. There were a few good comedies, Gran Turismo, Batman, Iron Man, Frost/Nixon, and the Wrestler.. There really weren't many movies oscar worthy with great supporting actors. Some really good actresses, but Ledger was noticeably at the top of the group he won.
Having said that, smacking your lips and acting a bit crazy isn't exactly groundbreaking. Like was said above Jack played the joker closest to what I remember from the comic books, and with the most style imo. But Ledger probably did deserve supporting actor..