Showrunners Cut Joaquin Phoenix's Striking Speech For Best Actor At Golden Globes

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Showrunners Cut Joaquin Phoenix's Striking Speech
Joaquin Phoenix took home the Golden Globe for best actor for his role in ‘Joker’ on Sunday night, but not without some drama.

Phoenix’s no-holds-barred acceptance speech which ran over six minutes was heavily-bleeped due to swearing and later cut-off, prompting him to end his speech in a hurry and causing mixed reactions in the audience.

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In his speech, Phoenix paid tribute to his fellow nominees, thanked partner Rooney Mara and apologised to Joker director Todd Phillips for being “such a pain in the ass”.

While addressing the climate crisis and Australian bushfires, Phoenix called out celebrities for flying in private jets to attend award functions: "We don't have to take private jets to Palm Springs for the awards and back, please. I'll try to do better and hope you will too." But just then the showrunners, as what can be said rather slyly, played the wrap-it-up-now music.

However, netizens didn’t take kindly to the censor: “How dare the networks cut his speech?”

It wouldn't be the first time an actor playing the Joker has been honored. In 2009, Heath Ledger won a posthumous Academy Award for playing a very different Joker in The Dark Knight.

See the full list of winners below:

Best Motion Picture — Drama
“The Irishman” (Netflix)
“Joker” (Warner Bros.)
“Marriage Story” (Netflix)
“1917” (Universal) (WINNER)
“The Two Popes” (Netflix)

Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
“Dolemite Is My Name” (Netflix)
“Jojo Rabbit” (Fox Searchlight)
“Knives Out” (Lionsgate)
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (Sony) (WINNER)
“Rocketman” (Paramount)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama
Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet”)
Scarlett Johansson (“Marriage Story”)
Saoirse Ronan (“Little Women”)
Charlize Theron (“Bombshell”)
Renée Zellweger (“Judy”) (WINNER)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama
Christian Bale (“Ford v Ferrari”)
Antonio Banderas (“Pain and Glory”)
Adam Driver (“Marriage Story”)
Joaquin Phoenix (“Joker”) (WINNER)
Jonathan Pryce (“The Two Popes”)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
Ana de Armas (“Knives Out”)
Awkwafina (“The Farewell”) (WINNER)
Cate Blanchett (“Where’d You Go, Bernadette”)
Beanie Feldstein (“Booksmart”)
Emma Thompson (“Late Night”)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
Daniel Craig (“Knives Out”)
Roman Griffin Davis (“Jojo Rabbit”)
Leonardo DiCaprio (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)
Taron Egerton (“Rocketman”) (WINNER)
Eddie Murphy (“Dolemite Is My Name”)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Kathy Bates (“Richard Jewell”)
Annette Bening (“The Report”)
Laura Dern (“Marriage Story”) (WINNER)
Jennifer Lopez (“Hustlers”)
Margot Robbie (“Bombshell”)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Tom Hanks (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”)
Anthony Hopkins (“The Two Popes”)
Al Pacino (“The Irishman”)
Joe Pesci (“The Irishman”)
Brad Pitt (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”) (WINNER)

Best Director — Motion Picture
Bong Joon-ho (“Parasite”)
Sam Mendes (“1917”) (WINNER)
Todd Phillips (“Joker”)
Martin Scorsese (“The Irishman”)
Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)

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