Joaquin Phoenix has won an Oscar award for his performance as the title character in Todd Phillips’ 2019 psychological thriller film “Joker.”
Many had wondered whether Phoenix would be snubbed at the Academy Awards due to the controversial nature of the film, and the pushback it received from elitist film critics and angry white women on Twitter.
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 10, 2020
— Joker Movie (@jokermovie) February 10, 2020
“Joker” also made history tonight as the first comic book film to secure an Oscar win for Best Lead Actor.
— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) February 10, 2020
Phoenix’s win has been considered an emotional victory for right-wing elements on Twitter and the broader gaming community.
Composer Hildur Guðnadóttir picked up the first Oscar for “Joker” for her work on the film’s original soundtrack.