Joaquin Phoenix wins best actor Bafta for ‘Joker’

US actor Joaquin Phoenix poses with the award for a Leading Actor for his work on the film ‘Joker’ at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 2, 2020. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP)

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Joaquin Phoenix on Sunday won a Bafta for his brooding performance as the troubled man who would become Batman’s arch-nemesis in dark comic book tale “Joker”.

He beat Leonardo DiCaprio (“Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood”), Adam Driver (“Marriage Story”), Taron Egerton (“Rocketman”) and Jonathan Pryce (“The Two Popes”).

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