Christopher Nolan's Globes Speech in Honor of Heath Ledger
by Alex Billington
January 11, 2009
For those of you that didn't watch the Golden Globes ceremony tonight (or just want to re-watch this part), we've got one of the best acceptance speeches of the night to share. Heath Ledger posthumously won the Best Supporting Actor award for his work in The Dark Knight and director Christopher Nolan accepted the award in his honor. His speech was heartfelt, touching and inspiring and we're glad to be able to show it to you again already. As always, I love featuring great acceptance speeches, even if they're not funny, and this is certainly one of them worth featuring tonight. So watch it (again) and enjoy!
Watch Christopher Nolan's speech on behalf of Heath Ledger at the Golden Globes:
"Thank you. All of us who worked with Heath on The Dark Knight accept this with an awful mixture of sadness but incredible pride. After Heath passed on, you saw a whole rift in the future of cinema, but with the extraordinary response to his work that we've seen all over the world, I for one started to be able to look a bit less at that gap in the future and a little bit more at the incredible place in the history of cinema that he built for himself with his talent and with his dedication to his artistry. For any of us lucky enough to have worked with him, I think for any of us lucky enough to have enjoyed his performances, he will be eternally missed, but he will never be forgotten. Thank you."
Not that I was expecting anything else, but I'm sure this is definitely a indication of what's to come with the Oscars. I've got a feeling Heath Ledger is going to win Best Supporting Actor there as well. And if the standing ovation here and Christopher Nolan's speech was emotional, just wait until he wins there. My other favorite highlights of the Golden Globes were having Tracy Morgan speak on behalf of "30 Rock" (watch that video) and watching Darren Aronofsky flip off Mickey Rourke during his acceptance speech (watch that video). You can find the full list of winners from the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards right here.