Heath Ledger wins Best Supporting Actor Oscar

He did it.

Heath Ledger has won the best supporting actor award at tonight’s Academy Awards.

Ledger was both a bookies and sentimental favorite for the award, having picked up a range of lead up awards for his role as the Joker in the Dark Knight.

As we sadly know, the boy from Perth left this world in a New York apartment in January 2008. The award was accepted on behalf of Ledger by his parents and sister.

He is the only Australian oscar winner tonight.