Oscars 2020 finally went down on the 9th of February. With a lot of mixed reactions and non-expectations from this esteemed award, fans were left astounded by how most aspects about the movie turned out. One of the most staggering turns of events would be the fact that Joaquin Phoenix was awarded the best actor 2020.
Of course, there are reasons behind his selection as the best actor 2020, which would make most people agree to his awarding. On the other hand, other people feel that some else deserves this award. Let’s have a break down on various aspects to determine whether Joaquin Phoenix deserved Oscar best actor 2020.
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Joaquin takes up the role of the Joker in the Todd Phillips film The Joker. He takes the role of a coldblooded killer who strikes terror to the hearts of the rich, the corrupt and predatory. Having undergone and endured terrifying abuse, the joker projects outwardly in brutal and meticulous eruptions of violence. Besides his relationship with his aging mother, Joaquin portrays that he is capable of turning to an unfortunate avenger as his character is presented.
If you have watched the Joker, you would be thrilled with Joaquin’s performance and the mixed feelings that most fans have experienced. Of course, this would probably be an individual observation besides what’s critics would say about it.
Besides winning the best actor Oscar’s award, there are a couple of other accolades that Joaquin has received on behalf of his movie. For instance, receiving critics from a renowned critic such as Owen Gleiberman, his input in the Joker is inevitably something of high esteem.
Those are the films that have a statistical probability of winning best picture. Sorry, but I don’t create those real-world odds. https://t.co/8tJb4HPC2e
— Owen Gleiberman (@OwenGleiberman) January 22, 2020
Also, with the success that the movie made in revenue, this would probably be another aspect that makes him deserve the award. The Joker grossed over $1 billion, which made it the first R- rated film that has ever passed the billion-dollar mark in the history of the box office.
Other accolades that Joaquin Phoenix was graced with include:
- Academy nomination
- Featuring in the Best Actor category and winning it
- Winning the BAFTA award
- Getting the best actor in a leading role
- Winning the Golden Globe
- Winning the Best Motion Picture Drama award
- Winning the Critics’ Choice Award
- Winning the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
With all the above-stated accolades, it is convincing enough that Joaquin deserves to get the Oscar’s Best Actor award 2020.
Joaquin’s Performance Compared with Other Actors Who Have Taken the Joker’s Role
Compared with other actors who have featured as the Joker, Joaquin Phoenix stands to be one of the best among them. With his unforgettable laugh, unrecognizable frame, and sinewy act crafted with a 70’s feel, his role in the Joker film makes it worth-noting compared with other actors who have performed a similar role.
The only actor who would probably match his capacity would be Heath Ledger in the Dark Knight performance. In this film, the Joker is presented as an anarchistic and brilliant villain who can manage to thrill his fans.
Comparing these two actors, both actors have won the heart of the viewers, but with the way that Joaquin has put himself and the success that his movie has made, it is evident that he deserved his award.
It is hard to do away with what critics have to say about Joaquin’s award. However, with the great success that he has achieved through the Joker, it is crystal clear that he deserves to be named as the Oscar’s best actor 2020.
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