Heath Ledger Wins 'Best Villain' At 2009 MTV Movie Awards For 'The Dark Knight' Performance

Heath LedgerActor Heath Ledger, whose performance as The Joker in "The Dark Knight" already earned him a posthumous Oscar, was honored with yet another award during tonight's MTV Movie Awards.

The actor, who passed away in January 2008, was named "Best Villain" for his portrayal of Batman's clown-faced psychotic nemesis in a special MTV Movie Awards pre-show announcement. The MTV Movie Award is the latest in many honors the actor received for playing the Gotham City villain, this time beating out another nominee from a comic book movie, Luke Goss (who played Prince Nuada in "Hellboy II: The Golden Army"), as well as Derek Mears ("Friday the 13th"), Dwayne Johnson ("Get Smart") and Johnathon Schaech ("Prom Night").

There are still many more nominees from the world of comic book movies yet to be announced at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards, so keep it locked to Splash Page for more announcements as the results come in!

What do you think about Heath Ledger's latest "Dark Knight" award? Did anyone else even have a chance?