Naomi Watts: Give Heath Ledger the Oscar

February 20, 2009 By:
Naomi Watts: Give Heath Ledger the Oscar

Like many actors in Hollywood, Naomi Watts feels that the late Heath Ledger should receive the Oscar for Supporting Actor.

She dated Heath for a few years before she met Live Schreiber, and was taken aback at what an extraordinary star he was. Naomi is adamant about the Academy giving the Oscar to Heath.

She says, "I hope he does win. He was amazing and his work should be recognized. I always knew it from the time we met on Ned Kelly. When we first rehearsed together I was blown away by his presence and the detail in his performance.

"I just thought, ‘Wow, this guy is extraordinary, he has got something really special.’"

We think the whole world pretty much agrees with Naomi! It’s not only that Heath died either. If he was still alive, we’d want him to win. He made that entire movie worth watching. The fact that he passed away would just make the win even more special.