Joaquin Phoenix a.k.a Joker Wins Golden Globe Award For Best Actor

All it took was for one bad day for Arthur Fleck to enter a downward (or is it upward for his case?) spiral and transform into the Joker. And what did that get him?

A freaking Golden Globe, that’s what.

Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck in Joker.

In the 77th Golden Globe Awards, Joaquin Phoenix emerged as the winner for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama.

This makes him the third Joker to be nominated for such a role, alongside live-action Joker legends Jack Nicholson (Batman, 1989) and Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight, 2008), and only the second Clown Prince of Crime to snag the award, with Ledger having been awarded it posthumously.

But Joker‘s success at the Golden Globes didn’t end there. It also won Best Score, thanks to the incredible talents of Hildur Gudnadóttir.

Joker was nominated for two other awards, Best Director in Todd Phillips and Best Picture, both times were ousted by Sam Mendes’ incredibly cinematic World War I depiction 1917.

While this won’t exactly predict how well Joker will perform at the 92nd Academy Awards this February, it’s already a good indicator of how the latest adaptation of Batman’s oldest nemesis is as a film as an art form.