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Ledger nomination 'sparks family feud'

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Ledger nomination 'sparks family feud'
Late actor Heath Ledger's nomination for a Golden Globe Award has reportedly sparked a family feud.

The star's father Kim Ledger and ex-girlfriend Michelle Williams are warring over who should accept the honour on his behalf should he win, according to the New York Daily News.

Ledger, who died in January, has been nominated posthumously for his role as the Joker in The Dark Knight.

Kim, who accepted an Australian Film Insitute award on his son's behalf last week, wants to do the honours again at the Globes. However, bosses at Dark Knight studio Warner Bros would apparently prefer Williams to accept on behalf of her and Ledger's three-year-old daughter Matilda.

"Why would Michelle be involved? She had nothing to do with the movie," a family friend is quoted as saying. "They weren't even together when he passed away. Would you have your ex-wife accept your award?

"[Director] Chris Nolan or [star] Christian Bale would make more sense. Michelle makes no sense. It's like those rumours that she would go to the premiere of The Dark Knight. That was never in the realm of possibility."

Ledger and Williams split in September last year.

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