JOKER's JOAQUIN PHOENIX Wins BEST ACTOR Oscar

Joaquin Phoenix accepting 'Best Actor' award at 92nd Oscars
Joaquin Phoenix accepting 'Best Actor' award at 92nd Oscars
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Joker actor Joaquin Phoenix won an Academy Award for "Best Actor" for his portrayal of Arthur Fleck/Joker at Sunday's ceremony.

Phoenix is the second actor to win an Oscar for playing the Joker. Heath Ledger won a posthumous "Best Supporting Actor" award for his performance in 2008's The Dark Knight.

Here's Phoenix's acceptance speech for his "Best Actor" award.

Joker was also nominated for "Best Adapted Screenplay" and "Best Picture," both of which it lost to Parasite, while Joker director Todd Phillips was nominated for "Best Director" - losing, again, to Parasite's Bong Joon-Ho.

Joker composer Hildur Guðnadóttir also took home an Oscar for "Best Original Music Score."

The film was also nominated "Best Cinematography," "Best Makeup and Hairstyling," "Best Costume Design," "Best Sound Editing," "Best Sound Mixing," and "Best Film Editing."

Two other genre films, Avengers: Endgame and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, were nominated for "Best Visual Effects" and "Best Sound Mixing," respectively, though neither won.

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