Joker star and vegan activist Joaquin Phoenix has won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, giving the actor his fourth major prize this awards season.
In recent weeks he also took home Best Actor trophies at the Golden Globes and the Critics Choice Awards, both followed by a nomination for Best Actor at the upcoming 92nd Academy Awards.
This third prize cements Phoenix as the frontrunner to win Best Actor at the Oscars, which would give the four-time nominee his first Academy Award: the star was first nominated in the Supporting Actor category at the 2001 Oscars for Gladiator and later scored Best Actor nominations in 2006 and 2013 for Walk the Line and The Master, respectively.
For his role as failed stand-up comedian Arthur Fleck, who descends into madness in early 1980s Gotham City, Phoenix was awarded Outstanding Performance over Christian Bale (Ford v Ferrari), Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood), Adam Driver (Marriage Story), and Taron Egerton (Rocketman).
This marks Phoenix’s first time winning a SAG, following nominations for his role as Commodus in Gladiator and Johnny Cash in Walk the Line.
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