Joaquin Phoenix Wins ‘Best Actor’ at Golden Globes

Article by Eric Lee

Joaquin Phoenix has won the Golden Globes award for Best Actor in a drama for his role as the Joker.

The award show nominated Joker for four categories: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Original Score, and Best Director. Of the four, Joker took two awards; Best Actor and Best Original Score.  Composer Hildur Guðnadóttir created the music.

The World War I film 1917 and its director Sam Mendes beat out Joker in the Best Picture and Best Director categories.

On the Road to the Oscars?

The Golden Globes wins are not the only awards Joker received. The film also won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Additionally, the New York Film Critics Online voted Phoenix as Best Actor for the movie.

The next question is, will the the Golden Globes wins foreshadow Academy Award wins?Historically, Golden Globe nominations have been indicative of Oscar nominations. Previously, Heath Ledger won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor as the Joker in The Dark Knight. If Phoenix can go on to win an Oscar too, this maybe the first time two actors have won two Academy Awards for portraying the same character.

Joker is now available for Digital Download. It will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray from January 7.


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Eric Lee

Eric Lee hails from San Francisco, California and has been one of the biggest fans of Batman since he was 2 years old when his dad showed him Tim Burton's 'Batman' on a fuzzy VHS. Currently, Eric is an avid comic book reader and writer and illustrator working on his own graphic novel. You can see his doodles at meeleeart.com.