Aaron Eckhart: Heath's Golden Globe Win Was "Fantastic"

Entertainment Jan. 12, 2009 AT 7:53AM
Aaron Eckhart and Heath Ledger Credit: Jason Merritt/FilmMagic; Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com

Aaron Eckhart is thrilled his Dark Knight costar Heath Ledger won a posthumous Golden Globe for best supporting actor for his role as the Joker. "It's fantastic," Eckhart told Usmagazine.com inside the show. It's wonderful. I couldn't be happier!"

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After Ledger's name was announced, the entire audience gave Ledger -- who died at age 28 of a prescription drug overdose nearly a year ago -- a standing ovation.

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Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan accepted the award on Ledger's behalf. "All of us who worked with Heath accept this with an awful mixture of sadness and incredible pride," he said.

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"For any of us lucky enough to have worked with him or to have enjoyed his performance, he will be eternally missed," Nolan went on, "but he will never be forgotten."

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