Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” won Best Picture on Thursday at the 24th annual Capri, Hollywood – The International Film Festival in Italy. The Netflix mob epic scored six overall wins at the just-ended festival, tied for the most with Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”.

Also awarded Joaquin Phoenix (Joker) Best Actor, Renee Zellweger (Judy) Best Actress, Joe Pesci (The Irishman) Supporting Actor and Laura Dern (Marriage Story) Supporting Actress. Tarantino won Best Director at the fest.

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The documentary “The Animal People” had a screening on the closing night of the Santa Monica film festival last night. Joaquin Phoenix is executive producer of the project and was present for the screening. Check out in our gallery the photos:


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Joaquin Phoenix will receive the Chairman’s Award at the 2020 Palm Springs International Film Festival for his performance in “Joker.” 

Festival Chairman Harold Matzner called the actor’s portrayal of the film’s title role “another in his arsenal of unforgettable characters.” Phoenix will receive the award at the film festival’s annual Film Awards Gala, taking place at the Palm Springs Convention Center on Jan. 2, 2020.

“Joaquin Phoenix mesmerizes audiences in ‘Joker’ with a performance that elicits empathy and reminds society on the whole that we can be better,” Matzner said in a prepared statement.

The Film Awards Gala kicks off the 12-day festival of events and film screenings happening Jan. 2-13, 2020 in the Coachella Valley.

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Joaquin Phoenix attends the “Joker” premiere during the 57th New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on October 02, 2019 in New York City.


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“Joker” premiere during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 09, 2019 in Toronto, Canada.


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Joaquin Phoenix was honored with the TIFF Tribute Actor Award during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival TIFF Tribute Gala.


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Joaquin Phoenix has three Academy Award nominations, four Golden Globe nominations (and one win) and a lead role in another film that’s already getting Oscar buzz, but in an emotional speech Monday night, the “Joker” actor made it clear that none of it would have been possible without his late brother River Phoenix.

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I updated the gallery with over 200 photos of Joaquin Phoenix at the closing and awards ceremony of the Venice Festival:


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Todd Phillips’ dark comic book film Joker has won the Golden Lion Award at the 76th Venice International Film Festival on Saturday and cemented its place as a legitimate contender for the rest of the awards season.

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Check out the full press conference of “Joker” that happened yesterday at the Venice festival: