Joaquin Phoenix takes home Oscar for his role in Joker

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The award run for Joker is drawing to a close as Joaquin Phoenix has taken home the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Joker.

Following a slew of awards for his portrayal of the Joker, Joaquin Phoenix has on the Academy Award for the role. This follows up for his wins for the same role at the Golden Globes, the Screen Actor’s Guild, and the BAFTA.

Phoenix was up against Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory), Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), Adam Driver (Marriage Story), and Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes) in this category.

The momentum has been building for Phoenix to take home the award since the Cannes film festival, and it seems to have carried through.

After grossing over $1 billion dollars at the box office, this Oscar win is nothing but icing on a pretty spectacular cake.


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