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Joaquin Phoenix wins a Golden Globe, and his speech is downright Joker-esque

by Elisa Paget (2020-03-08)

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id="article-body" class="row" section="article-body"> Joaquin Phoenix poses in the press room with his statue during the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

무료티비보기, 무료티비어플Steve Granitz/WireImage Joaquin Phoenix won a Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture drama Sunday night for his role as the troubled Arthur Fleck in Joker. His acceptance speech got mixed reactions from actors and other audience members at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Then the social media reactions piled in, with some praising the actor, and others wondering what the heck had just happened.

In his speech, Phoenix touchingly thanked partner Rooney Mara and apologized to Joker director Todd Phillips for being "such a pain in the ass."

Some of Phoenix's speech got bleeped due to swearing. "Contrary to popular belief I don't want to rock the boat. The boat is fucking rocked," he said.

He also referenced climate change, both thanking the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for its meat-free meal, and telling his fellow actors, "We don't have to take private jets to Palm Springs ... I'll try to do better, and I hope you will too."

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Some social media users applauded Phoenix's no-holds-barred thank you speech.

"Joaquin Phoenix calling out the bullshit of awards season and celebrating the work of his fellow nominees!" wrote Matt Neglia in a tweet. "Plus he breaks down while acknowledging Rooney Mara... THIS IS WHY WE LOVE HIM!!!!!!"

The orchestra interrupted Phoenix's speech, which many viewers noted. "Joaquin Phoenix, maybe the actor of his generation, calls out Hollywood, on live television, for using private jets, but then gets cut off by the orchestra," wrote Jordan Ruimy. "This is why I hate the Globes."

Joaquin Phoenix calling out the bullshit of Awards Season and celebrating the work of his fellow nominees! Plus he breaks down while acknowledging Rooney Mara...

THIS IS WHY WE LOVE HIM!!!!!! #GoldenGlobes #FilmTwitter pic.twitter.com/kNWfh1IRj5

— Matt Neglia (@NextBestPicture) January 6, 2020 Joaquin Phoenix is giving no fuck in his speech and I'm living!#GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/bYBtNDvJjd

— Miguel Parpadeos (@miguelparpadeos) January 6, 2020 Joaquin Phoenix, maybe the actor of his generation, calls out Hollywood, on live television, for using private jets, but then gets cut off by the orchestra. This is why I hate the Globes.

— Jordan Ruimy (@mrRuimy) January 6, 2020 But some were bemused by Phoenix's rambling speech. "Joaquin Phoenix's speech is basically a blank mad lib," wrote Kristin Chirico.

Joaquin Phoenix's speech is basically a blank mad lib

— Kristin Chirico (@lolacoaster) January 6, 2020 can't wait to see Joaquin Phoenix travel to the BAFTAS in a canoe he carved out of reclaimed wood #GoldenGlobes

— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) January 6, 2020 With Phoenix referencing apparent Hollywood hypocrisy, many eyes were on his fellow celebrities to see how they reacted. "That room is not feeling Joaquin Phoenix's speech!" wrote Chad Darnell. "Yikes!"

That room is not feeling Joaquin Phoenix's speech! Yikes! #GoldenGlobes

— Chad Darnell (@ChadDarnell) January 6, 2020 I am enjoying everyone in the audience nervously watching Joaquin Phoenix. #GoldenGlobes

— DC (@dcb97) January 6, 2020 Everyone in the audience during Joaquin Phoenix's speech #GoldenGIobes pic.twitter.com/9MNHtkxcLH

— Austin S. Harris (@austinsharris) January 6, 2020 Joaquin Phoenix: the world is going to hell and we're millionaires I think we can do more than send well wishes

the #GoldenGlobes audience:
pic.twitter.com/vaSYBFY2f9

— ✿ (@thatsrach) January 6, 2020 Joaquin Phoenix @ the Golden globes audience: we are the problem
The golden globes: pic.twitter.com/pWftrb6Ok2

— rachel 💫 (@rachel_meadors) January 6, 2020 Phoenix could get another shot at speechmaking. Some think his win sets him up nicely for an Academy Award on Feb. 9.

Joaquin Phoenix is coming for that Oscar. pic.twitter.com/rK5lNlyiEE

— Films to Films (@FilmstoFilms_) January 6, 2020 Joaquin Phoenix has officially won the Golden Globe for Best Actor (Drama) for JOKER. I want to fucking cry. Heath Ledger would be so incredibly proud tonight.

Easily the most acclaimed & beloved lead performance of the year. This is Joaquin's Oscar to win. #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/p0YtVzr2o9

— Jesabel (@JesabelRaay) January 6, 2020 It wouldn't be the first time an actor playing the Joker has been honored. In 2009, 무료 드라마 다시보기 Heath Ledger won a posthumous Academy Award for playing a very different Joker in The Dark Knight.

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