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JOAQUIN PHOENIX Pays Tribute To HEATH LEDGER After SAG Awards Win

Brianne Constantino

Posted at January 20, 2020


This doesn't come as a surprise anymore. The 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards saw Joaquin Phoenix take home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his brilliant work as Arthur Fleck in Joker.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The actor, who was recently arrested following a climate crisis protest, showed up at the ceremony to accept his award.

During his acceptance speech for his first SAG award, Joaquin paid homage to his fellow nominees Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale, Adam Driver and Taron Egerton .

Joaquin would end his speech by dedicating the win to his "favorite actor" and former Joker, the late Heath Ledger. "I’m standing here on the shoulders of my favorite actor, Heath Ledger," he said.

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