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Heath Ledger & The Dark Knight Get Oscar Nominations

The Dark Knight gets 8 Oscar nominations.

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After Heath Ledger was awarded a Golden Globe for his portrayal of the Joker, we all figured he had a chance at getting an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.  That's exactly what happened.  The other nominees in the category are Robert Downey Jr for "Tropic Thunder," Josh Brolin for "Milk," Philip Seymour Hoffman for "Doubt" and Michael Shannon for "Revolutionary Road."  It'll be interesting to see what happens.

Including Ledger's nomination, "The Dark Knight" has a total of 8 nominations including Cinematography, Art Direction, Fim Editing, Visual Effects (going up against "Iron Man"), Makeup (going up against "Hellboy II: The Golden Army"), Sound Editing (against "Iron Man" and "Wanted") and Sound Mixing (against "Wanted").

Looks like it's a good year for comic book movies.  Let's hope the most deserving movies and actors win.

For a full listing of nominees, you can go HERE.