Joaquin Phoenix has won his first Academy Award

Joaquin Phoenix has won his first Academy Award

It has finally happened. Joaquin Phoenix is, at long last, an Oscar winner.

The moment came at Sunday night's 92nd annual Academy Awards, as Phoenix beat out Adam Driver (Marriage Story), Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes), Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood), and Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory) in the Best Actor category.

Phoenix won for his portrayal of the Clown Prince of Crime in 2019's Joker.

Along with the Oscar statuette, Phoenix has also won Best Actor at this year's Screen Actor's Guild Awards, BAFTAs, and Golden Globes for his role in the dark comic book movie.

You can see a clip of Phoenix's speech in the tweet below:

The 2020 Academy Awards marked the fourth time Phoenix has been nominated for an acting Oscar, receiving a nomination in 2001 in the Best Supporting Actor category for his role in Gladiator, and in 2006 Phoenix was nominated for Best Actor for Walk The Line, and again in 2013 for The Master.

Per Vanity Fair, Todd Phillips' bleak origin story of Joker was both a critical and box office hit, grossing over $1 billion worldwide.

Phoenix did give a shout out to Phillips in his acceptance speech, as well as thanking his fiancée, Oscar nominee Rooney Mara, who accompanied him to the prestigious ceremony.

The 45-year-old actor also took the opportunity to make an impassioned plea for human beings to stop fighting each other in his lengthy speech, as well as to stop plundering our natural resources, placing a particular emphasis on the cruelty involved in the dairy farming industry.

Phoenix admitted he was "part of the problem" during his BAFTAs acceptance speech:

Congratulations Joaquin!

Here is the full list of Academy Award 2020 winners, along with the nominees in each category (winners in bold):

Best Picture:

The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Little Women
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Ford v Ferrari

Best Actress:

Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Renée Zellweger, Judy
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women

Best Actor:

Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

Best Sound Mixing:

Ad Astra
Ford v Ferrari
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Best Sound Editing:

Ford v Ferrari
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best Supporting Actress:

Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Margot Robbie, Bombshell
Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit

Documentary Short Feature:

In the Absence
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)
Life Overtakes Me
St. Louis Superman
Walk Run Cha-Cha

Documentary Feature:

American Factory
The Cave
The Edge of Democracy
For Sama

Best Costume Design:

Sandy Powell & Christopher Peterson, The Irishman
Mark Bridges, Joker
Arianne Phillips, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Jacqueline Durran, Little Women
Mayes C. Rubeo, Jojo Rabbit

Best Production Design:

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit

Live-Action Short Film:

Nefta Football Club
The Neighbors' Window
A Sister

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Steven Zaillian, The Irishman
Greta Gerwig, Little Women
Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit
Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes
Todd Phillips & Scott Silver, Joker

Best Original Screenplay:

Rian Johnson, Knives Out
Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns, 1917
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Bong Joon-ho, Parasite

Animated Short Film:

Dcera (Daughter)
Hair Love

Animated Feature Film:

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

Best Supporting Actor:

Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Best Director:

Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
Sam Mendes, 1917
Todd Phillips, Joker
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Music (Original Song):

'I'm Standing With You' from Breakthrough
'Into The Unknown' from Frozen II
'Stand Up' from Harriet
'(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again' from Rocketman
'I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away' from Toy Story 4
'Glasgow' from Wild Rose

Music (Original Score):

Little Women
Marriage Story
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

International Feature Film:

France, Les Misérables
North Macedonia, Honeyland
Poland, Corpus Christi
South Korea, Parasite
Spain, Pain and Glory

Makeup and Hairstyling:

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Visual Effects:

Avengers: Endgame
The Irishman
The Lion King
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best Film Editing:

The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Ford v Ferrari

Best Cinematography:

Roger Deakins, 1917
Rodrigo Prieto, The Irishman
Lawrence Sher, Joker
Jarin Blaschke, The Lighthouse
Robert Richardson, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood