Did Heath Ledger REALLY earn the Oscar a few years ago?
I just watched Dark Knight again since it was in theaters, and while his performance was good, it in no way justified the praise and eventual Oscar it won. Nothing about it was truly epic, authentically chilling, or legitimately jaw-dropping. It was just a good performance. Jeff Bridges did a much better job that year of playing a primary antagonist.
I know that the Oscars sometimes make some questionable moves, but I always thought the awards went to the best of the best, not just as a sympathy trophy for some junkie as a way to get Nielsen ratings.
Ledger's Oscar win for his role as the Joker compromised the integrity of the Oscars.