Joaquin Phoenix speech turns heads, confuses

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From Joaquin Phoenix’s bleeped speech to Jennifer Aniston’s troublesome prepare, here is what occurred away from the cameras.

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Joaquin Phoenix’s speech on the Golden Globes is getting nearly as a lot consideration as his award-winning “Joker.”

Phoenix took home the trophy for best actor in a drama, beating stars together with Christian Bale and Adam Driver. During his acceptance speech, he trailed off and was bleeped a number of occasions, leaving the web buzzing.

He thanked the HFPA for going vegan earlier than addressing his category-mates.

“To my fellow nominees, we all know there’s no (bleep). It’s like this thing that is created to sell advertisements for the TV show. I’m inspired by you. … Some of you I’ve reached out to personally. Some, uh, I’m still a little too intimidated by, even though we share the same agent: Hi, Christian. You’re not here, but uh …” he trailed off. 

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Then he acknowledged his companion, Rooney Mara, within the viewers, although on the published it appeared he did not say extra than simply her title adopted by a muffled pause. But in the Globes ballroom, it was clearer that Phoenix delivered a candy, mushy message to Mara, muttering “love you,” drawing coos from the gang. 

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He then spoke concerning the fires in Australia and different points dealing with the world immediately. 

“Contrary to popular belief, I don’t want to rock the boat, but the boat (bleep),” he added. “It’s really nice that so many people have come up and sent their well wishes to Australia, but we have to do more than that, right? …  It’s great to vote, but sometimes we have to take that responsibility on ourselves and make changes and sacrifices in our own lives and hope that we can do that. We don’t have to take private jets to Palm Springs for the awards sometimes or back, please.”

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Phoenix was in the end performed offstage. 

Backstage, Phoenix regarded stunned to be confronted with a room of journalists. “I didn’t know I was coming out here just now,” he stated, joking, “they tricked me!”

He then vacillated between seen boredom from questions on his course of creating “Joker” (“this is old news”) to pleasant quips about how the press corps was handled (“Are you bored? Do they bring you food?”).

But the actor fell right into a passionate groove when requested concerning the Globes’ determination to serve a vegan dinner.

“It’s the first time I’ve ever eaten the food at this ceremony,” said Phoenix. “I thought it was excellent. I was so moved by the decision to make tonight plant-based. It was such an important step.”

Phoenix stated he hopes the remainder of the awards exhibits this season observe go well with. “Consuming animal products is no longer just a personal choice,” he said, before saying his publicist was signaling it was time to go home. “It is having a drastic, massive consequence on the rest of the world.”

Some followers mocked his speech whereas others had been supportive of the messages he shared.

“Listening to Joaquin Phoenix’s speech has turned into an impromptu game of MadLibs. #GoldenGlobes #goldenglobes2020,” wrote @CedisCheekbones.

“Don’t know how to feel about Joaquin Phoenix’s speech….good words, awkward delivery. #GoldenGlobes,” mused @bboy2k7.

“I’m sorry if you find Joaquin Phoenix speech awkward but he pointed out hypocrisy, not doing enough and taking private jets for everything. It needed to be said. Period. #GoldenGlobes,” stated @_dracarys96.

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Contributing: Carly Mallenbaum

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