Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
On the one-year anniversary of his death, Heath Ledger earned a supporting actor Academy Award nomination for his role as The Joker in The Dark Knight.
Ledger's nod was among the most anticipated of Thursday's Oscar announcements. The best-picture nominees include The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which led with 13 total nominations, Slumdog Millionaire, Frost/Nixon, Milk and The Reader. (Check out the list of nominees here.)
Ledger, a previous lead-actor nominee for Brokeback Mountain, picked up the biggest nomination for The Dark Knight, which was shut out of the picture and director race despite momentum in recent weeks, including nominations from the three Guilds (Producers, Writers and Directors).
Competing against Ledger are
The Dark Knight
Nominations for the 81st Academy Awards will be announced Thursday, which means time's ticking to finalize predictions. Here are some things you can keep a few things in mind for the big reveal.
For almost a year, we've heard talk about The Dark Knight being a factor in the Oscar race. Their safest bet, of course, is a supporting actor nod for Heath Ledger. (Thursday, by the way, is also the one-year anniversary of his death.) Beyond that for the film, nothing's as certain, but thanks to a hat trick of precursor nominations from the three of the Guilds (Producers, Writers and Directors), The Dark Knight is looking good to land on the best picture list.
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Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford
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Digital Television Transition
Should the original date hold, 9 percent of U.S. households will lose their television signal next month, MediaPost reports.
According to a study conducted by media agency Mindshare, only 16 percent of the 1,200 participants they surveyed have purchased new TV sets, while another 16 percent have subscribed to cable in preparations for the switch. Only 9 percent have ordered the conversion coupon from the government-sponsored program, which maxed out its budget two weeks ago.
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The Love Guru
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The Mike Myers summer bomb topped Razzie nominations with a leading seven mentions, including, naturally, worst picture.
"This is one of those auteur-of-the-awful situations," Razzies founder, John Wilson, said. "I think people are ...