Ledger posthumously wins Best Supporting Actor at the 81st Academy Awards for portraying The Joker in The Dark Knight. His father Kim Ledger, mother Sally Bell, and sister Kate Ledger accept the award on his behalf. Kate finished the speeches with a nod to his daughter, Matilda
Heath, we both knew what you had created in the Joker was extraordinarily special and had even talked about being here on this very day. We really wish you were, but we proudly accept this award on behalf of your beautiful Matilda. Thank you.