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SAG Awards 2020 : Joaquin Phoenix remembers his 'favorite actor' Heath Ledger in heartfelt speech; FULL SPEECH

SAG Awards 2020 took place this weekend and Joaquin Phoenix took home the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his role in Joker. The actor remembered Heath Ledger, who played Joker in The Dark Knight.
SAG Awards: Joaquin Phoenix remembers his 'favorite actor' Heath Ledger in heartfelt speech; Read FULL speechSAG Awards: Joaquin Phoenix remembers his 'favorite actor' Heath Ledger in heartfelt speech; Read FULL speech
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Joaquin Phoenix won the SAG Awards 2020 for his role in Joker. The actor took home the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in the Todd Philips directorial. The actor walked up the stage to accept his award. During his acceptance speech, he lauded his fellow nominees and remembered his "favourite actor" Heath Ledger. The actor turned Joker an iconic villainous Joker in The Dark Knight. "I’m standing here on the shoulders of my favorite actor, Heath Ledger,” Phoenix said. 

While he remembered the actor who made the DC villain iconic during his acceptance speech, he also paid a tribute to the actor nominated in the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role category. Addressing Leonardo DiCaprio, Phoenix recalled his days of struggle and said, "There would always be two other guys that I was up against and we’d always lose to this one kid...every casting director would always whisper, ‘It’s Leonardo,'" he said. "You’ve been an inspiration for over 25 years to me and so many people," he added. 

He turned towards Ford v Ferrari star Christian Bale, who also worked with Ledger on The Dark Knight, and said, “It’s infuriating. I wish you would. Just suck once." He addressed Marriage Story star Adam Driver and said, "Adam [Driver], I’ve been watching you the last few years and you’ve been turning in these beautiful, nuanced, incredible profound performances. I’m just so moved by you…you should be here. Taran [Egerton], I’m so happy for you...you’re so beautiful in this movie [Rocketman] and I’m so happy for you and I can’t wait to see what else you do.”

Check out the complete winners' list here: SAG Awards 2020 Complete Winners List: Parasite, Game of Thrones, Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt win BIG

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