2020 Academy Awards | Best Leading Actor | Joaquin Phoenix
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2020 Academy Awards - February 9, 2020 | Actor in a Leading Role | Joaquin Phoenix (Transcript)
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Olivia Coleman: Winning an Oscar ages you. Hello there. Thank you for having me back. It‚Äôs such a pleasure to be here. Last year was the best night of my husband‚Äôs life. He actually says that and I‚Äôve given birth three times. So I hope you‚Äôre all having as good a time as he did. And as I did.
Olivia Coleman: I don‚Äôt want to keep you from the bar much longer. I know I‚Äôm supposed to talk about acting and find some clever thread connecting these performances, but their beauty and brilliance surely lies in the fact that there isn‚Äôt one and I‚Äôm sorry that all these men can‚Äôt win.
Olivia Coleman: Here are the nominees for Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role:
Olivia Coleman: Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Olivia Coleman: Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Olivia Coleman: Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Olivia Coleman: Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Olivia Coleman: Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes
Olivia Coleman: And the Oscar goes to Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
This is the first Oscar and fourth nomination for Joaquin Phoenix.
Joaquin Phoenix: God, I‚Äôm full of so much gratitude right now. And I do not feel elevated above any of my fellow nominees or anyone in this room because we share the same love, the love of film, and this form of expression has given me the most extraordinary life. I don‚Äôt know what I‚Äôd be without it. But I think the greatest gift that it‚Äôs given me, and many of us in this room, is the opportunity to use our voice for the voiceless.
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