Last night was the annual presentation of the Golden Globe awards, giving out honors to the best film and television had to offer in 2008. As some of you may have expected, Heath Ledger won a posthumous award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the Joker in last summer’s The Dark Knight. Hit the jump to see Christopher Nolan accept the award on his behalf.
You may be wondering why a comic site is posting news from the Golden Globes, but I felt that it was pretty incredible that a comic book movie has received this sort of honor. There’s no denying that Dark Knight was one of last year’s best movies, and that the late Heath Ledger did a phenomenal job as the Joker. He is now considered a shoe-in for an Oscar nomination. Think about that for a second. An Oscar nomination for a Batman movie. This goes to show that comic-based movies (and hopefully the comic industry in general) are being taken more seriously by mainstream audiences, and I hope to see this trend continue in 2009.