Heath Ledger Receives Posthumous Best Actor Award
Posted on Mon Dec 8, 2008 08:45 AM PDT

Heath Ledger HLedgerHonored200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Heath Ledger's final performance as the Joker in "The Dark Knight" has been honored by the Australian Film Institute.

Ledger's family accepted the best actor award in a ceremony on Saturday in Melbourne, according to the Associated Press.

The Australian Film Institute said: "It was this swaggering, psychopathic clown that turned his career into a legacy and the name Heath Ledger into an ongoing inspiration for actors everywhere."

Many critics believe Ledger's performance has a solid chance to garner a posthumous Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor.