Heath Ledger’s Globe will go to Matilda

Heath Ledger, 1979 - 2008Heath Ledger‘s mother, Sally, told People that the Golden Globe her son won Sunday for his work in The Dark Knight should go to his three-year-old daughter, saying: “I should imagine that eventually it will be going to Matilda. It will belong to her because she is part of him.” Ledger’s father Kim said they watched the awards ceremony from their home in Australia with “bittersweet pride,” adding that the standing ovation Heath received was extremely moving. “A standing ovation breaks you up,” he admitted, “That really goes to the heart, you know.” Heath died almost a year ago from an accidental prescription drug overdose. He’s already won several awards for his portrayal of The Joker in the film, including an AFI Award (Australian Oscars), the Golden Globe and a shared People’s Choice Award with co-star Christian Bale, and is expected to be nominated for an Academy Award as well.

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  1. tributegirl • January 14, 2009 @ 5:13 PM

    They must be so proud, but I imagine this is still so very hard for them.

  2. mandee • January 15, 2009 @ 2:21 AM

    i bet it is. its horrible he couldnt have lived to be an old man, and go through all of this joy with his family, rather than without. its such a sad thing when a young person dies for no good reason. i feel bad for his baby.

  3. Jo-Anne. • January 15, 2009 @ 6:29 PM

    Those sure are heartfelt words from Heath’s parents, Matilda will one day learn of the many memories her dad’s family and friends hold so dear of Heath.

  4. Coop • January 15, 2009 @ 7:45 PM

    I found it deeply emotional watching the golden globes and I only knew him as a talented actor taken far too soon.I can’t imagine how his own loved ones felt.My heart goes out to them.

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