Heath Ledger emerged victorious Sunday night at the Golden Globes , winning for his portrayal of the Joker in “[movie id=”306605″]The Dark Knight[/movie].” While director [movieperson id=”205647″]Christopher Nolan[/movieperson] accepted the award on the late actor’s behalf, Ledger’s daughter, Matilda Rose, will end up with the Globe, according to Ledger’s mother.
Actually, Sally Bell told People.com that Matilda will get all of her father’s posthumous awards.
“I should imagine that eventually it will be going to Matilda,” Bell said in an interview from her home in Perth, Australia. “At this stage, she is only so young, but down the track, she will have all these things. It will belong to her, because she is part of him.”
Bell said she and her family learned of Ledger’s win before boarding a flight, and they were “bursting with pride.”
“It is such a fantastic and wonderful legacy for his daughter,” Bell said of the role her son “loved.” “Matilda will have so many people who will be able to speak to her about her father’s abilities and [the] respect he had in the industry. That is such a wonderful legacy to leave.
“There is a lot of emotion tied up in this, and we have to deal with that emotion first before we can relax and enjoy the moment,” she added.
Ledger was found dead in a Manhattan apartment last January when he was only 28. His mom said the family is still trying to cope with his tragic death, of an apparent overdose from prescription drugs.
“[It has been] a bit of an emotional roller coaster,” Bell said.
But she said recognition from Ledger’s peers has been comforting. “That’s what meant the most to him really,” she says.