02/12/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Heath Ledger's Family "Overjoyed" By Globes Win

Although Heath Ledger's family couldn't be at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, they were there in spirit as the actor was honored posthumously for his wicked portrayal of the Joker in The Dark Knight.

"We are overjoyed for him," his father Kim Ledger told PEOPLE of his son's win for best supporting actor in a drama, and added: "It's wonderful."

Ledger, of Perth, Western Australia, cited personal reasons for not making it to the ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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