Joaquin Phoenix is scooping up awards like they're going out of style. The Joker star just snagged a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role. The awards are now an expected outcome for Phoenix's portrayal of the Clown Prince of Crime.

What stood out about this specific awards show is Phoenix's speech in which he paid tribute to the late icon Heath Ledger, who garnered significant praise for his role as the Joker in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight. Unfortunately, the role contributed to factors that led to his untimely death.

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At the 2020 SAG Awards on Jan. 19, Joaquin Phoenix continued his streak of awards for his Joker role. The star already won a Golden Globe and a Critic's Choice Award. Phoenix is also nominated for an Oscar, which will be decided in February.

Joaquin Phoenix paid tribute to his "favorite actor" Heath Ledger during his acceptance speech for the SAG Award.

“I’m standing here on the shoulders of my favorite actor, Heath Ledger,” Phoenix says at the conclusion of his speech. Before that, he complimented all of the other nominees on their performances. The other nominees included Adam Driver, Leonardo DiCaprio, Taron Eagerton and Christian Bale.

Watch a clip of the speech below.

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Step aside sassy Wendy’s because Burger King continues to prove they are supreme on social media. The burger joint is not only rewarding patient Bronx NYC residents due to the Joker film, but they also roasted McDonald’s in the process.

Burger King is giving free Whoppers to Bronx residents due to the influx of tourism. The tourism is due to an iconic scene and meme form Joaquin Phoenix‘s Joker.

Joker released in October of 2019 and quickly took off, even though it was swarmed with controversy. It was a massive hit with Jaoquin Phoenix snagging a Golden Globe already for the flick.

In a YouTube video, Burger King addressed Bronx residents about the influx of tourists.

“Dear Bronx, we know clowns can be annoying,” the video starts as it shows the King dancing on the stairs. “But don’t worry. If you live in the Bronx, use the code KINGSTAIRS on Uber Eats to get a free Whopper. And put on a happy face.”

We know clowns can be annoying is clearly a shot at Burger King’s main rival, McDonald’s. Their mascot is Ronald McDonald the clown.

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