Re: Did Heath Ledger REALLY earn the Oscar a few years ago?
Heath Ledger was gave an absolutely captivating performance that could make you laugh as well as creep you out. He was chilling in the role of The Joker which he and Nolan brought a new interpretation and life to the character like never before. Ledger's Joker made The Dark Knight an unforgettable movie. He earned the Oscar in my opinion whether they decided to give it to him because of his death or not.
Also, let's look at Heath's competition that year and you decide if he should have won:
Josh Brolin, Milk
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road