Joker got to the big stage, but in the end, it couldn’t take home the Oscar for Best Picture. Fans of the film flocked to Twitter to voice their displeasure, and some didn’t seem to jive with the Academy’s ultimate winner Parasite. But, Joaquin Phoenix managed to claim his Oscar for Best Actor, so everything isn’t in vain.
HEARTFELT TRIBUTE TO HIS BROTHER
Phoenix, who has been nominated three times for both Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, received a standing ovation as he took to the stage. Also, Oscars acceptance speech wherein he touched on issues such as animal rights, gender and racial equality, and the power for change given to people in positions like his. The most touching moment of his speech came when he made mention of his brother, the late River Phoenix. Struggling to hold back the tears and stammering over his words, Phoenix said: “When he was 17, my brother wrote this lyric. He said: Run to the rescue with love and peace will follow.”
AN INSPIRING MESSAGE AT OSCARS
His message seemed to really inspire a lot of people in the room as the star spoke from the heart about things important to him. As always, the environment, human relationships, and the need to come together dominated his speech. His director was even brought to tears by the display after it was all said and done.
BETTER MOMENTS FROM THE NIGHT
Joaquin Phoenix’s speech was incredibly heartfelt. He began, “I do not feel elevated above any of my fellow nominees because we share the same the love of film and this form of expression has given me the most extraordinary life. I don’t know what I’d be without it”. “I’ve been a scoundrel in my life,” Phoenix continued. “I’ve been cruel at times, hard to work with. Many of you in this room have given me a second chance.”
HERE COMES THE BEST PART…
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