The Golden Globe Awards are now all handed out for the night and the results are in. Heath Ledger, who died almost a year ago of an accidental perscription drug overdose on January 22, 2008, won a posthumous Golden Globe for his role as The Joker in "The Dark Knight."
The award was for the Best Supporting Actor category for movies. Heath Ledger immersed himself in the role of the Joker, playing this character on par or more than the turn Jack Nicholson took at it in the 90's. The dark character was a standout in the movie. Memorable and shocking at the same time. Ledger rose to fame after breaking into American films, even starring with Mel Gibson in "The Patriot."
Ledger's portrayl as The Joker has been highly acclaimed since the movie made it to theaters last summer.