Matilda Ledger, the daughter of the late Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams, could have an Oscar on her mantle whether or not she ever pursues a career in film.
If Heath continues his posthumous award-winning streak, and wins the Oscar for Best Support Actor on Sunday, his daughter will be entitled to the statue. But, due to the rules of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Oscar can't technically be hers until she turns 18. And she's only 3 right now.
"It's complicated, because there are two different questions that have to be answered," Bruce Davis, executive director of the academy, told The Associated Press. "First, we have to decide who gets the job of accepting the award onstage on the night of the ceremony. And then there's the question of the eventual disposition of the posthumous statuette, which may not stay with the person who accepts it."
Obviously Matilda won't be taking the stage and accepting on her dad's behalf, but, whether it will be Michelle, members of Heath's fam, or another actor that does, we're sure they'll have no problem handing this prize over to Heath most treasured possession -- his little girl.