It was indeed a day of pure attainment for ‘Joker’ actor Joaquin Phoenix as he won ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama’, one of the highest honours at the 77th Golden Globe awards that took place on 5th January, 2020.
Although the fans of the actor seem extremely happy for his win, they are completely outraged at the organisers of the award ceremony. This is because Phoenix’s acceptance speech got cut short when he came to accept the award. Phoenix very boldly called out people from the industry for flying in and out during award seasons in their private jets at such a gruesome time of climate change. He also discussed the ongoing Australian bushfires. Before he could go any further with his hard hitting opinions and concerns, the showrunners played the ‘it’s time to wrap the speech up music’ and the actor had to walk away from the stage.
You can witness the full speech in the link given below:
Here is how Twitter reacted to the devious act pulled by the showrunners:
So, the only person who got the “wrap it up” music was #JoaquinPhoenix for actually making a statement about rich people giving up luxuries to help our planet. Shame on the producers of the #GoldenGlobes for that move.— Demetria Johnson (@DemiJaNell) January 6, 2020
As awkward as the speech was, loved #JoaquinPhoenix calling out Hollywood for taking private jets to an award show while ironically always preaching about climate change #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/M3bCadtTye— Melanie Nicole (@melwilso) January 6, 2020
Joaquin Phoenix winning Best Actor for Joker and applauding the plant-based menu and speaking about climate change. How DARE the networks cut his speech!!! And HOW DARE they start playing music to cut him off. The music is playing for the planet. May we wake up. #GoldenGlobes— Allison M. Skywalker (@AlliCinema) January 6, 2020
Here's to you #JoaquinPhoenix for a stellar performance & an equally stellar speech, very interesting how they tried to drown out his speech with music, as soon as he expressed ire at people for flying on private jets & asking them to do more than give “well wishes” to Australia pic.twitter.com/NPZ6UJkbmn— 𝕬𝖚𝖗𝖔𝖗𝖆 𝕭𝖔𝖗𝖊𝖆𝖑𝖎𝖘 (@PropitiousOn3) January 6, 2020
This man is a winner… wearing custom Stella because he chooses to make choices for the future of the planet. He has also chosen to wear this same Tux for the entire award season to reduce waste. I am proud to join forces with you... x Stella#JoaquinPhoenix #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/Ymbkl78ecN— Stella McCartney (@StellaMcCartney) January 6, 2020
In case anyone remembers, this is exactly the kind of thing that happened in the movie and all hell broke loose and we got to witness the real Joker. After delivering an extremely challenging performace that sent chills down the spine, the man deserved to be heard.