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Award number two for Ledger's Joker Late Australian actor Heath Ledger has received a second posthumous award, as the Los Angeles Film Critics Association honoured his performance in Batman blockbuster 'The Dark Knight'. Ledger is a heavy favourite to land a best supporting actor Oscar for his spellbinding portrayal of arch-villain the Joker (right) in the film, which shattered a series of box office records after its release in July. Ledger, who died from an overdose of prescription drugs in January, aged 28, won the Australian Film Institute's international best actor award on Saturday. Perth-born Ledger gained international stardom and was nominated for an Oscar for his role in the 2005 film 'Brokeback Mountain'. If Ledger is honoured at next February's Academy Awards, he would be only the second posthumous Oscar-winner after Peter Finch, who triumphed in 1976 for his iconic role in 'Network'.

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Date:Dec 10, 2008
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