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Heath Ledger's Golden Globe Award Causes Drama Over Who Would Accept on His Behalf

Sugar Bits — Drama Arises Over Heath's Golden Globe Nom

  • There is supposedly conflict over who would accept Heath Ledger's Golden Globe award on his behalf if he wins. His father wants to do the honors, but the studio would like Michelle to accept it and represent Matilda. — Rush & Molloy
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still debuted at the top spot at the box office this weekend, earning $31 million as Four Christmases took second place. — BuzzSugar
  • NHL player Sean Avery was cut from the Dallas Stars after he made inappropriate comments calling Elisha Cuthbert his "sloppy seconds" in an interview. Avery is currently in a treatment center while the team decides what to do with his contract. — Us Weekly
  • Madonna and Guy Ritchie might be spending Christmas in London together for the sake of their children, despite all of the drama surrounding their divorce. — Daily Mail
  • Mad Men's Christina Hendricks announced that she is engaged to Geoffrey Arend, an actor in an upcoming series called Trust Me, which is also about ad men. — People
  • Scarlett Johansson is taking legal action against UK's Cosmopolitan for manufacturing an interview with Scarlett including quotes about Ryan Reynolds she claims she never said. — E! Online

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redchick152 redchick152 8 years
rossy, w/ all do respect...i disagree w/ you a little. the Dark Knight was the summer blockbuster...it would have been big even if Heath didn't die (look @ other super hero movies: Iron Man and Spiderman 3). although i do think his death helped, that moved was hyped up ever since Batman Begins. and you can't deny that the joker literally gave you chills when he spoke/laughed/killed someone. i went to the movie expecting a goofier joker (a la Jack Nicolson), not to be creeped out. You said it yourself about the Oscars: RECOGNITION BY ONE"S PEERS FOR AN EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE....so what if they nominate him?? he did a really great job and sounds like alot of celebs think he's worthy. i don't necessarily think he'll win an Oscar, but i could see him taking something smaller like a Golden Globe.
rossy rossy 8 years
People need to remember that neither Heath's father NOR Michelle are responsible for what is REPORTED on blogs & tabloids - That's their JOB, to sell crap. Just as the Golden Globes, Oscars, etc. are pretty much BUSINESSES that are reliant on getting attention, & if shown on TV, are under pressure to bring in high ratings. What's more of an attention grabber SHOULD Heath win: 1) his father vs. Michelle & Heath's ONLY child, Matilda (so more people will tune in to see his ONLY child standing before them); or 1 of Heath's CO-STARS? Which scenerio would get the HIGHEST RATINGS. Who says Heath WILL win a GG, an Oscar or any other awards? Why should he? There were other performances that were as good, if not better, than his. Maybe he should win ALL the awards over the couple of months BECAUSE HE DIED YOUNG. Awards like the Oscars once meant RECOGNITION BY ONE"S PEERS FOR AN EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE & NOT for FLAVOR OF THE MONTH - It's NOT supposed to be a POPULARITY CONTEST; never should be likened to Beauty Pageants. It's like when James Dean died his status ROSE to LEGENDARY STATUS. The fact that he was an EXTREMELY gifted actor fell by the wayside over HOW HE DIED. Did James Dean win awards for dying before his movies became classics? In his case - YEAH, he should have. Call me cynical, but the only reason "The Dark Knight" made as much money as it did & is garnering posthumous award nominations for Heath is perhaps based on the fact that his death was so sudden, so shocking, & he was so young. Think logically for 1 moment - Would the movie have been such a phenomenon if Heath had been around to promote it with his co-stars? I wonder how many people went to see those 1st few weeks it was out for the SOLE REASON of seeing a DEAD MAN onscreen - ALIVE! There was more attention paid to his "last" performance in "the Dark Knight" that most people forget it's NOT his last role - THAT distinction goes to "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus". Others are finishing that movie in his place. Will that movie be as successful or has the... novelty, morbidness of HOW he died passed? That movie may even be his best. To me, it was "Brokeback Mountain" as Ennis del Mar, & NOT as The Joker. But that's just me.
Ginger Ginger 8 years
Madonna is celebrating Christmas. Isn't she Jewish these days? Doesn't she make her kids only eat macrobiotic food? Doesn't sound very festive.
bleached bleached 8 years
megln1022 - Avery is in a treatment centre for anger management. floppyfish1986 - It was not funny. It was distasteful and uncalled for. Sean Avery deserved what he got. The comments were just the last straw. Avery is a douchebag of epic proportions. Dallas just realized that he's more trouble than he's worth. Some other team can deal with him.
cupcakers cupcakers 8 years
I just remembered Jake Gyllenal is Matilda's godfather. I don't think Michelle would even accept on his behalf, she wasn't his wife and they were separated by then, plus I don't think she would be strong enough (obviously she is strong but in this case)to go up there and accept since clearly she sad by his death when she talks about him. I don't think Matilda should go because she's just a kid and they never want the spot light on her. Personally, the dad sounds fine or the director of Chris Nolan should take it because it has to do with Heath's character as the joker, in which Chris Nolan had a huge part in making it happen.
ktdid214 ktdid214 8 years
I really think that Heath deserves to win..not because he killed himself over the role, but because his performance was phenom! And I think both Michelle and his father should accept the award. I doubt they are fighting.
floppyfish1986 floppyfish1986 8 years
The NHL thing is stupid, it was a joke and it was kinda funny. On the Globes: I agree the guys from Milk should have been nominated. Heath was an average actor but before Batman and Brokeback he'd been a teen movie star...
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 8 years
Of course it's being blown out of proportion, he hasn't won anything yet. If and when, someone FROM the movie should do the honors. I don't think it'll mean more or less if someone from his family or his kid picks it up. Geez!
LadyLiLa83 LadyLiLa83 8 years
So he basically said his ex was a slut...ok, so can I send my ex to a treatment center? This thing is so overblown it's not even funny. This is such BS.
audreystar audreystar 8 years
Oh and although I do think it is presumptious to assume Heath will win, I still say the odds are definitely in his favor (IMO).
audreystar audreystar 8 years
Michelle Williams doesn't strike me as the type who would accept that award. If his father doesn't do it then a friend of his probably will (like Jake Gyllenhaal) or someone from the movie (Christian Bale) or the director of the Dark Night. :shrug: At any rate the award should definitely be given to Michelle to hold on to for Matilda.
MacDre MacDre 8 years
I can't believe Avery was kicked off the team for that! I mean first of all, the comment was undeniably in poor taste, but was completely unrelated to his job... Also, I think this is complete BS because the only reason this is even an issue is because it was said about a "celebrity" (and I use the term lightly) -- if this was just a regular, non-celeb woman, I doubt there would have been such a commotion over this. Ridiculous.
jaan_black jaan_black 8 years
ok, the award is a non issue...if his dad wants to accept, he's should be the only one making such decisions...I doubt Michelle would want to
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well - i think that there's always going to be debate about this one. i kind of feel like michelle and matilda should do it if he were to win, seeing as how matilda really was the love of heath's life - but i guess that's one thing that we won't know about until the occasion arises that's nice to hear about the movie - i've heard such mixed reviews and had no desire to go see it - so sadly i was not part of the $$ that put it on top. well avery should have realized that there are consequences about talking badly about people. it's a shame that it's come to this, and to be honest, i don't know if arguing about a girl is the reason to get fired - but i guess they did what they had to i hope that madonna and guy are able to play nice while they are together for the holiday. it's a show of 'solidarity' for their kids i guess - trying to give them a happy holiday season at least. congrats on the happy couple - that's always good news poor scar jo - i hope that they are able to substantiate the claims - cause it's just nonsense when magazine take liberties with people.
spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
Don't directors or other people associated with the movie accept awards on behalf the person who won it?? That's IF he wins it...
lisa101 lisa101 8 years
I agree with Love Angelina. If the award is for the role, someone from the film should pick it up. It's not a memorial for his life. They would be best placed to celebrate his role in this film as they were there.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I doubt that Heath's father and the studio are fighting over who will pick up the award. Michelle probably wouldn't do it even if she was asked, and why should she? Yes she is the mother of his child, but she wasn't even dating Heath when he died. It just seems inappropriate. Heath's father should accept it and give it to Matilda.
LOVE-ANGELINA LOVE-ANGELINA 8 years
If Heath wins someone who was in the movie with him should accept it. That makes more sense to me then having his ex do it. Its just awkward.
AnnaLove AnnaLove 8 years
That was a pretty asshole comment but really? get cut from the NFL??? If they want to be the pillar of morality how about cutting every man who has cheated on his wife while in the NFL... I'm sure they could put together one whole team with the leftovers.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
I think whomever accepts it should be there to represent Matilda. I really think the award should be passed down to her... just something of her dad and his work, I guess. Either way, I agree why is this even being stirred up about something that may not happen?
Shannolyn Shannolyn 8 years
I HIGHLY doubt Michelle Williams would ever choose to be placed in that position, and would be very happy to allow Heath's father that moment. This has nothing to do with her. Obviously this is just another financially-motivated decision made by the studio to generate some PR and capitalize on the fame aspect of grief.
krae85 krae85 8 years
good point, martini. I'm not sure why Michelle would accept it? They were never married, she had his baby, okay, but they weren't even together when he died. I think I read on people (?) that his dad said something along the lines of "Would you want your ex-wife to accept your award?" It just doesn't make sense. His dad should accept IF he wins.
FrankiLee FrankiLee 8 years
Well yeah, it just seems like the easiest choice! I agree with you that someone is playing it up, because why wouldn't they just do that? And avoid anybody's feelings being hurt?
TheEnchantedOne TheEnchantedOne 8 years
I doubt Heath's father and Michelle are having problems about who's going to receive the award, somebody's just playing this up. I don't think there's a problem at all. Yeah, make them both receive the award on Heath's behalf. Right, bellafranki?
Papaver Papaver 8 years
can't they go together? with Matilda? much ado about nothing.
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