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'The Dark Knight' Brings Heath Ledger 2008 AFI Awards' Nomination

October 30, 2008 (9:03 am) GMT
Through the announcement of L'Oreal Paris 2008 AFI Awards' nominees, it is unveiled that Heath Ledger, Eric Bana and Nicole Kidman are among those nominated for the international AFI award.
'The Dark Knight' Brings Heath Ledger 2008 AFI Awards' Nomination

's thrilling performance as Batman's psychotic villain, Joker, in "" has brought him recognition from Australian Film Institute. On Wednesday, October 29 as the Australian Film Institute announced the nominees for L'Oreal Paris 2008 AFI Awards in Sydney, it was revealed that the late actor has been listed among the nominees for the international AFI award.

With the nod, Ledger is on the run for the title of AFI International Award for Best Actor. In the category, he will be contending with for "", for "" and Jack Thompson for "". The actor who passed away late January 2008 has won the title in 2006 for his performance as homosexual cowboy in "".

Beside the Best Actor category, AFI International Award also saw , , and as the contenders of Best Actress category. Blanchett and Kidman received the gong for their acts in feature films, "" and "" respectively, while Davis and Griffiths for their characters' portrayal in television series, "" and "" respectively.

The 50th Australian Film Institute Awards will be honoring the best in films for 2008 on Saturday, December 6. The gala will be held at Melbourne's Princess Theatre. The awards' nominations were dominated by low-budget drama "" with 11 counts on its hands. The complete list of this year nominees can be read at AFI's official site.

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