Heath Ledger‘s Oscar will be with his daughter Matilda later this month, according to Academy Awards bosses.
The late actor’s parents and sister stepped up to accept his posthumous honour at the Oscars on Feb. 22, and they told reporters they’d be keeping the Best Supporting Actor prize for some time.
But Web site GoldDerby.com has revealed Ledger’s folks have had a change of heart — and they plan to honour an agreement they made with Academy executives.
The deal suggests Matilda’s mother, actress Michelle Williams, will look after her ex-lover’s Oscar until her three-year-old daughter turns 18.
Academy spokesperson Leslie Unger tells GoldDerby.com, “We expect a representative of the Ledger estate to bring the statuette in so that the engraved plate can be affixed. Soon after that, we expect the statuette to be delivered to Michelle Williams.”
The Web site reveals Ledger’s other posthumous acting awards, including his Golden Globe, were sent to the office of his publicist, Mara Buxbaum, who also represents Williams.
As WENN went to press there was no confirmation about what would become of these, but Buxbaum has confirmed that agreements made with Oscars bosses and others have been honored.
She tells WENN, “I can certainly say that guidelines from the Academy or any other organization have been happily accepted and followed.”
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