I was so happy he won. He deserved it.
For anyone who saw Joker and liked it, it stands (proudly) in the shoulders of two Scorsese movies that you’d probably love too. They’re called Taxi Driver and King of Comedy, and you can find them both online. Definitely both worth a watch. Phoenix did an amazing job pulling from those films in his performances and as a fan it was a lot of fun to watch.
I for one knew Joaquin Phoenix can win best actor. Not only he made bob kane and Jerry Robinson and bill finger proud, he made heath ledger proud of playing the joker.