Last night Heath Ledger posthumously won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of the Joker in the Batman Begins sequel, Batman The Dark Knight. His family graciously accepted the award in his honor and for his young daughter, Matilda.

Two days earlier, it was announced that the Batman The Dark Knight has passed the one-billion-dollar mark at the Box Office.

Reuters reported:

With two Oscar wins to its credit for supporting actor (Heath Ledger) and sound editing, the film ranks as the fourth highest worldwide grosser of all time, before adjusting for inflation. "Titanic" is tops with more than $1.8 billion.