Ecstatic Over Heath Ledger Oscar Odds - 10th February
Ledger's odds of winning an Oscar for his portrayal
of the Joker in "Batman: The Dark Night"
were listed at a whopping 1/66 at Sportingbet.com.
He's a bigger lock to win "Best Supporting
Actor" than Jamie Foxx was to take home the
Oscar a few years back for "Ray". In
other words, Ledger is the closest thing to a
"lock" in the betting world as the New
York Yankees would be beating a little league
Media Man, Greg Tingle, tells Gambling911.com
that everyone in Ledger's native Australia will
be tuned in to watch the Oscars later this month.
is very excited about the Heath Ledger being nominated,"
Tingle Said. "I never heard anyone ever say
a bad word about him. Heath used to live just
down the road from us at Bronte Beach, however,
one or two rabid paparazzi saw Health generally
keen a lower public profile in the proceeding
12 months prior to his untimely death. Like many
actors, artists and talented arty types, his fame
grew after he left us, and Australia still loves
him despite Ledger's sometimes problem with drugs,
which ultimately cost him his life."
it will be a bittersweet moment. Ledger died at
the age of 28, from an accidental "toxic
combination of prescription drugs". Likewise,
Australia is reeling from a series of bush fires
that have taken nearly 200 lives.
is in somewhat of a doubly somber mood at the
moment with the reminder of Ledger no longer being
amongst us in addition to many of us having friends
and contacts adversely effected by the terrible
bushfire's in Victoria which have cost over 150
lives, and even more tragic, some of the fires
have been found to be deliberately lit. Our Prime
Minister, Kevin Rudd has called it ‘mass
Oscars could give Australia and indeed the western
world some light relief and all important escapism
from Mother Earth's current woes, much of which
are man made."
Oscars have every chance of breaking ratings and
viewership records and no doubt that's exactly
what advertisers and sponsors will be hoping for."