Joaquin Phoenix received a standing ovation for his win in Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama — ‘Joker’. Although his speech called for climate change awareness, fans couldn’t help but notice that he sounded a little drunk.
“Joaquin Phoenix’s was like the drunken guy at a wedding who tries to make a speech after the best man gets done with his. #goldenglobes2020,” tweeted a fan. Many hilarious tweets took Twitter by storm during the actor’s speech. “Happy Joaquin Phoenix won but, man, I had to google his age. He looks and sounds like my 75 yo drunk neighbor. #GoldenGlobes,” tweeted another.
A lot of people took to the wedding speech reference, with a user tweeting, “Ya know when the MOH at a wedding reception is super drunk & gives her speech and it’s awkward & uncomfortable and everyone wants to disappear? That’s what it’s like listening to Joaquin Phoenix followed by Renee Zellweger. #goldenglobes.”
Adding into the thread, “Oh, so it’s fine for Joaquin Phoenix to get drunk as a boiled owl on live TV and talk nonsense, but when I do it at my estranged wife’s second wedding *I’m* the bad guy” tweeted another user.
Some, of course, didn’t mind the otherwise quiet actor’s slurry speech. “I’ve never wanted Joaquin Phoenix more than tonight. The bloated/drunk/weird thing was seriously hot. #GoldenGlobes,” tweeted a fan. Others took a more serious approach, deeming the awkward speech as a mental health anxiety ride. “We truly need to destroy this negative stigma and bring awareness about mental illness. Joaquin Phoenix’s acceptance speech was not him on drugs or drunk just a clear example of someone who suffers with anxiety,” tweeted a user.
We don’t know if he was drunk or nervous, but either way, Phoenix deserved the win. “Joaquin Phoenix may be drunk but he is made of brass balls. #goldenglobes2020,” tweeted a fan.