He can be eccentric and even painfully awkward at times, but it’s the price Joaquin Phoenix pays for being the realest man alive in Hollywood. This demeanor was once again in full display after the 45-year-old won the ‘Best Actor’ nod for ‘Joker’ at this year’s Golden Globes.
In an f-bomb-filled acceptance speech, Joaquin first recognized the other nominees, saying ‘We all know there’s no f*cking Best Actor.’
‘It’s like this thing created to sell advertisements for the TV show.’, he roasted, before acknowledging that he felt honored to be mentioned in the same breath as the contenders.
Joaquin, who has been nominated in the past for Gladiator and Walk the Line, has long held the belief that award shows are hypocritical, once calling the Oscars as ‘total, utter bullshit‘.
‘I don’t want to be part of it. I don’t believe in it. It’s the worst-tasting carrot I’ve ever tasted in my whole life. I don’t want this carrot.’
But Joaquin was far from done. Some of the night’s earlier winners used the stage to voice their support for the raging Australian bushfires and for responsible voting in the US’ upcoming elections. But the actor opted to go beyond just sentiment.
‘It’s really nice that so many people sent their well wishes to Australia, but we have to do beyond than that, right?
‘Hopefully, we can actually be unified and actually make some changes’, he quipped, urging the Hollywood’s elite to take some responsibility.
And in what seemed to be another jab at hypocrisy, he added, ‘We don’t have to take private jets to Palm Springs sometimes or back, please. ‘I’ll try to do better and I hope you will too.’
Thank you so much for putting up with me. I’m so grateful, so grateful for this night and all of you. Thank you.’