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April 23, 2021

Ledger earns Oscar nom as Joker in ‘Dark Knight’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) ó Heath Ledger has earned an Academy Awards nomination on the one-year anniversary of his death.

Ledger is among supporting-actor nominees for his last completed role, as the diabolical villain the Joker in the Batman blockbuster “The Dark Knight.”

Other supporting-actor nominees are:

Josh Brolin, “Milk”; Robert Downey Jr., “Tropic Thunder”; Philip Seymour Hoffman, “Doubt”; Michael Shannon, “Revolutionary Road.”

Ledger has been considered a likely Oscar nominee virtually since his death a year ago from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs. The actor’s honors this awards season include the supporting-actor Golden Globe.

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