The 46-year-old actor opened up about his fears that night.
Joaquin Phoenix won his first Oscar for Best Actor in 2020 for his incredible work at The Joker. Recently, the actor revealed how he felt that night.
In a recent interview with The Sunday Times, Joaquin talked about many things, like the vegan lifestyle that he shares with fiancé Rooney Mara and his fatherhood with his son River. Now, the actor revealed how he felt the night of the 2020 Oscars!
“I’ll be honest with you here,” he started. “I did not want to get up anywhere and do anything. I was not excited about the opportunity. It’s just not who I am. I was full of fear.”
"I was in that situation and there was a part of me that just wanted to say, ‘Thanks so much, great, goodnight.’ But I felt like I had to…If I’m up here, I can’t just thank my mom,” he continued.
During his acceptance speech, Joaquin talked passionately about his animal activism and social justice. He also recalled his late brother River Phoenix.