Date: 20th February 2009

Ledger's Dad: 'Oscar Win Will Be Bittersweet'

Heath Ledger's father Kim has hinted he will accept the late star's Best Supporting Actor Oscar if he wins at the event on Sunday - but admits collecting the honour will be "bittersweet".

Ledger was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as The Joker in Batman movie The Dark Knight on 22 January, the first anniversary of his death from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.

There has been much speculation over who will collect the prestigious industry trophy in the tragic star's place, with fans even voting in a recent poll, putting Ledger's daughter Matilda and her mum Michelle Williams in a near dead-heat with the actor's parents Kim and Sally.

Source: Press Release