Joaquin Phoenix took home the Golden Globe on Sunday night for his role in “Joker,” but not without some drama.
After acknowledging his fellow nominees, Phoenix, a long-time skeptic of Hollywood awards shows, said “There is no f—ing best actor.”
NBC proceeded to cut out the audio as he dropped multiple f-bombs, all of which were muted for TV viewers.
“I’m such a pain in the ass,” he continued in a rambling speech, acknowledging “Joker” director Todd Phillips. “I cannot believe you put up with me.”
He also lauded the Globes for switching to a vegan meal for the ceremony, thanking the Hollywood Foreign Press for “recognizing and acknowledging the link between animal agriculture and climate change. It’s a very bold move, making tonight plant-based,” the vegan actor said.
Several of the night’s Golden Globe winners, including Patricia Arquette, Ellen DeGeneres and Michelle Williams had made political and social statements throughout the show, from well-wishes for those affected by the devastating wildfires in Australia to pleas for more voters in the 2020 election.