The full text of Phoenix’s passionate acceptance speech, as he wins the best actor Academy Award for Joker
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I’m full of so much gratitude now. I do not feel elevated above any of my fellow nominees or anyone in this room, because we share the same love – that’s the love of film. And this form of expression has given me the most extraordinary life. I don’t know where I’d be without it.
But I think the greatest gift that it’s given me, and many people in [this industry] is the opportunity to use our voice for the voiceless. I’ve been thinking about some of the distressing issues that we’ve been facing collectively.I think at times we feel or are made to feel that we champion different causes. But for me, I see commonality. I think, whether we’re talking…