It was close but no cigar on Sunday night for a Lexington-born actor.
Michael Shannon was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in Revolutionary Road, but the late Heath Ledger came away with the prize.
Ledger won the posthumous Oscar for his role as the Joker in "The Dark Knight." Ledger's parents and sister accepted the award on his behalf.
Michael Shannon grew up in Lexington and went to Henry Clay High School and Tates Creek Middle School