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Slumdog Millionaire Cleans Up At Critics' Choice Awards

Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire swept the board at the 14th annual Critics' Choice awards with five prizes including best picture.The novel adaptation - released in the UK today (Friday January 9th) - tells of a...

By on 09 January 2009

The People's Favorite The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight may have been passed over by many critics and guild groups for awards recognition -- except in the case of the late Heath Ledger in the supporting-actor category -- but the movie...

The Dark Knight Confirmed As People's Choice

The popularity of The Dark Knight has been underlined at the People's Choice awards after it claimed five prizes, including best movie.The Warner Bros release is the fourth highest-grossing film of all time with $995...

By on 08 January 2009

Griffiths And Jordan Named Panelists For Ledger Scholarship

Actress RACHEL GRIFFITHS and moviemaker GREGOR JORDAN are to front a new panel which will decide who benefits from a new HEATH LEDGER scholarship. The two celebrities will join other famous Aussies in Hollywood to...

Troyer's Pain At Ledger Death

Pint-sized movie star VERNE TROYER was so cut up following the death of co-star HEATH LEDGER, he found it hard to return to the movie set they shared. Ledger was filming The Imaginarium of Dr...

Gibson Pays End-of-year Tribute To Ledger

MEL GIBSON has paid a touching tribute to fellow Aussie HEATH LEDGER as part of an end-of-year review in a U.S. magazine. The Mad Max star tells Entertainment Weekly he saw a lot of his...

Heath Ledger Was 'Biggest Film Story Of 2008'

The late Heath Ledger has been named the biggest movie news story, best villain and most missed star of 2008 in a new poll.The Australian actor, who was found dead in his New York City...

By on 02 January 2009

Iron Man Outpaces Dark Knight In End-of-year Poll

Comic book adaptation Iron Man has been voted the best film of the year ahead of The Dark Knight by inthenews.co.uk readers.The Marvel movie, starring Robert Downey Jr, smashed box office expectations earlier this year...

By on 01 January 2009

Pattinson's Fury Over Ledger 'Joke'

TWILIGHT star ROBERT PATTINSON reportedly blew his top at a comedy club in Los Angeles - when a funnyman performed a routine about HEATH LEDGER. An unnamed act at the Improv in Hollywood shocked the...

Ledger's Death Tops News Poll

HEATH LEDGER's death has topped a poll of the most important showbiz events of 2008. The Dark Knight star's death from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs in January (08) came first in a survey...

Ledger Death Deemed Top Entertainment Story Of 2008

The death of Australian actor Heath Ledger last January 22 at age 28 was judged the top entertainment story of 2008 by U.S. newspaper and broadcast editors polled by the Associated Press. No. 2 on...

Double Recognition For Winslet From Actors' Union

Kate Winslet has received a further two nominations for her upcoming films Revolutionary Road and The Reader.The British actress was nominated for best actress for the former and best supporting actress for the latter when...

By on 18 December 2008

Trial Date Set For Ledger Insurance Policy Battle

A trial date has been set for the battle between a trustee for HEATH LEDGER's daughter MATILDA and a U.S. life insurance company - after the firm refused to pay out on the late star's...

Blu-ray Sales Records Shattered By Dark Knight

The rising popularity of the Blu-Ray DVD format has been illustrated by the record-breaking sales of The Dark Knight.Blu-Ray's triumph over HD DVDs was shrouded in controversy with the release of the PS3 games console...

By on 18 December 2008

Toronto Critics Pick Wendy And Lucy

In a surprise announcement, the Toronto Film Critics Association on Tuesday said that it had chosen Kelly Reichardt's Wendy and Lucy as the best film of the year. The film's star, Michelle Williams was named...

Williams Won't Accept Ledger's Awards

HEATH LEDGER's ex-fiancee MICHELLE WILLIAMS has denied she was set to accept any awards the late star wins for his role in THE DARK KNIGHT. Ledger's performance as The Joker - the last movie he...

Aussie Politicians Backtrack On Ledger Theatre Tribute

The decision to name a new performing arts centre in Perth, Australia after tragic actor HEATH LEDGER has been overturned in favour of a more diverse title. Former Western Australia Premier Alan Carpenter announced earlier...

Dark Knight Tops Film Of The Year Poll

The Dark Knight has topped a film of the year poll conducted by cinema experts Perl & Dean. More than a third of those who took part in the poll voted for Christopher Nolan's second...

By on 14 December 2008

Howard: 'Ledger Should Win Golden Globe'

Movie star TERRENCE HOWARD insists tragic actor HEATH LEDGER should win a Golden Globe Award, no matter what, in January (09). Ledger was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor prize on Thursday (11Dec08) for his...

Golden Globe Nominees Announced

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button , in which Brad Pitt portrays a man who ages backwards, tied for the most Golden Globe nominations today (Thursday), including best actor in a drama (for Pitt), best...

Ledger Leads Golden Globe Nominations

Late actor HEATH LEDGER has earned a posthumous Golden Globe nomination for his role as The Joker in BATMAN movie THE DARK KNIGHT. The Australian star - who was found dead at his New York...

Ledger Leads Golden Globe Nominations

Late actor HEATH LEDGER has earned a posthumous nomination for his role as The Joker in BATMAN movie THE DARK KNIGHT at the 2009 Golden Globe Awards. The Australian star - who was found dead at...

Heath Ledger Nominated For Posthumous Golden Globe

His iconic portrayal of The Joker has earned the late Heath Ledger a posthumous nomination for a Golden Globe award.More follows11/12/2008 13:49:16

By on 11 December 2008

Ledger Honoured With Another Posthumous Award

HEATH LEDGER has been honoured with a posthumous acting award from the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association. Ledger has been named Best Supporting Actor for his role as The Joker in The Dark Knight...

Ledger's Posthumous Acting Honour At Aussie Prizegiving

HEATH LEDGER was posthumously honoured by the Australian Film Institute (AFI) on Saturday (06Dec08) when the tragic star was awarded the international prize for best actor for his role as THE JOKER in BATMAN movie...

Ledger's Apartment Taken Off Rental Market

The New York City apartment where HEATH LEDGER died has been pulled off the real estate market - after the tragic property failed to attract a tenant. The Brokeback Mountain star died of an accidental...

James Franco Calls For Oscar Glory For Ledger's Joker

Actor James Franco has paid tribute to the realism of the late Heath Ledger's performance as The Joker.Writing as part of Variety's 'Contenders' issue, in which actors single out their fellow professionals for praise ahead...

By on 27 November 2008

Ledger Inspires U.s. Tv Drama

Late actor HEATH LEDGER's tragic death has reportedly inspired a new episode of U.S. TV crime drama LAW + ORDER. The show is notorious for basing its plots on headlining-grabbing events in New York -...

Ledger's Dad Struggles With Son's Aussie Honour

HEATH LEDGER's father fought back tears of pride as he paid tribute to his late son at a prizegiving in Sydney, Australia on Tuesday night (25Nov08). Kim Ledger accepted a Best Actor prize on behalf...

Grieving Williams Fires Back At Paparazzi Disrespect

Actress MICHELLE WILLIAMS has slammed the paparazzi for refusing to let her grieve in peace following the death of her ex-boyfriend HEATH LEDGER in January (08). In her first indepth interview since the tragedy, the...

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