Oscars 2020: Joaquin Phoenix's Best Actor speech touches fans, but many think it was 'out of place'
The 45-year-old actor won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a leading role
As the Oscars night slowly comes to a close, we see the best of the best, taking the golden man home. For the Best Actor Award, it was none other than Joaquin Phoenix, taking the win for 'Joker'. The incredible actor left us touched with a speech that was bold and beautiful.
He spoke about significant and pertinent qualities about being an actor and being more human which the planet needs right now.
He said, "That's when we're at our best—when we support each other. Not when we cancel each other out for past mistakes, but when we help each other to grow, when we educate each other, when we guide each other toward redemption."
Like his 'Joker' performance, his winner's speech was equally touching. However, fans on Twitter had varied opinions.
Here's a fan who thinks, "Incredible speech of the Joker I have been ungrateful and I have made mistakes but thanks to you I have a new opportunity if we work together. #Oscars "
Another one adds to this excited reaction saying, "#Oscars #Joker#JoaquinPhoenix everything he said and everything tt needs! Congratulations !"
"Amazing touch for Joaquin Phoenix to do this speech in character", says another fan.
While his fans and followers were in awe of every word he said, others felt that he was a little off the track and went on to talk about things which was not really a great idea.
One of such Twitter users commented, "...and then Joaquin Phoenix steps up and tries very hard to ruin the evening."
One user, however, seemed confused at Ummm... I don’t understand what I was listening to in that speech... Mental Health? LGBTQ? Vegan? #Oscars
There were more people who felt Phoenix's speech to be a little out of place. Here are a few comments from those who felt that way. "I'll say it, Joaquin Phoenix wants to be a slam poet", or "No one: Literally not a soul: Complete silence: Joaquin Phoenix: I’m a vegan"
Another Twitter user felt that his speech was a spin-off from his movie. This is what he had to say, "I don’t remember the movie that well, but did Joaquin Phoenix just do the actual monologue from The Joker as his acceptance speech? Lol".
While giving his speech, Phoenix became emotional at one point and almost choked on his words. He actor also gave a shout out to his brother, River Phoenix, who died at the age of 23, 1993
With this, the 92nd Academy Awards draws its curtains.
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