Joaquin Phoenix shared his heartfelt reaction to being nominated for the Best Actor Oscar after his performance in Todd Phillips’ Joker.
After Joker received an incredible number of Oscar nominations, Joaquin Phoenix shared his reaction to the Academy nominating him for Best Actor for his performance as Arthur Fleck. Todd Phillips’ Joker was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Original Music Score, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Director.
Joaquin Phoenix shared his reaction to being nominated for his performance in Joker by explaining that he’s humbled by the recognition from his fellow actors before going on to thank the Academy for their encouragement. Joaquin Phoenix also congratulated the other nominees for their work. Take a look at Joaquin Phoenix’s reaction to being nominated for Best Actor below.
“I feel honored and humbled to have been nominated by my fellow actors. The Academy’s encouragement helped ignite and sustain my career and I am incredibly grateful for that support. I’d like to also congratulate my fellow nominees for being recognized for their inspiring performances that have enriched our art form.”
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Here is the official synopsis for Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker:
Director Todd Phillips “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.
Directed by Todd Phillips from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.