For the first time since 1987, one of the four acting winners was not present to accept his award: the late Heath Ledger
. He was also the only one of the 20 nominated actors not present at the ceremony. See more
Kim Ledger - Accepting Best Actor in a Supporting Role
First of all, I have to say this is ever so humbling just being amongst such wonderful people and such a wonderful industry. Firstly, I'd like to thank the Academy for recognizing our son's amazing work. Warner Bros. and Christopher Nolan in particular for allowing Heath the creative license to develop and explore this crazy "Joker" character. To Steve Alexander, Heath's mentor, special friend and agent for ten years; we love you, Steve. This award tonight would've humbly validated Heath's ...