And the award for Best Actor at the 77th Golden Globes goes to….
Joaquin Phoenix bagged a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for his critically acclaimed performance in Todd Phillips Joker. However, the movie Joker lost to world war drama 1917.
Among the nominees were commendable performances by Christian Bale for Ford v Ferrari, Antonio Banderas for Pain & Glory, Adam Driver for Marriage Story and Jonathan Pryce for Two Popes.
Fans are overjoyed for Joaquin’s win as this is the Joker actor’s second Golden Globe since Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical in 2006 for “Walk the Line,” in which he played Johnny Cash. Phoenix was previously nominated for his brilliant performances in “Gladiator,” “The Master,” “Her,” and “Inherent Vice.”
The movie Joker had received a lot of criticism for encouraging violence and sympathizing with the villain, when a leading daily asked Phoenix why he took up the role in spite of passing on Doctor Strange, he said, “I couldn’t come up with any answers. That’s what made me feel I had to do it. I felt overwhelmed and terrified by it. Usually when I’m scared of something, it makes me feel like I have to go towards it. I had so many mixed feelings about the character. And I like that. I don’t think we have enough of that in movies, particularly in a superhero genre movie. I hate the idea of labeling something, just mostly because I don’t really know what the genres are.”
Congratulations are in order to Joaquin Phoenix!