When Joaquin Phoenix Collected His Golden Globe, One Star’s Unexpected Reaction Raised Eyebrows

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During the star-studded Golden Globes ceremony on January 5, 2020 all eyes were on the attendees as fans tried to catch their favorite actors in unguarded moments. And when Joaquin Phoenix picked up an award for his performance in the film Joker, his behavior, indeed, grabbed the headlines. But what also didn’t escape many was that someone in the audience appeared to snub him.

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Now, the comic-book based crime story Joker racked up four Golden Globe nominations in all: Best Drama, Best Director, Best Original Score and Best Actor. And it won the last two of these, with Hildur Guðnadóttir taking home the award for the film’s music. Meanwhile, Phoenix beat Adam Driver, Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pryce and Christian Bale for Best Actor.

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