As he accepted his SAG statuette for outstanding performance by a male actor, Phoenix paid tribute to the late, great Joker in 2008's The Dark Knight. Ledger's performance of the Joker earned him an Academy Award for best actor in a supporting role., who played the
"I'm standing here on the shoulders of my favorite actor Heath Ledger," Phoenix said.
This award marks the second for Phoenix for his performance as Joker. He previously. Phoenix is also and a BAFTA Award, to name a few.
Fans online saluted Phoenix for honoring Ledger, who died in 2008.
"Joaquin Phoenix mentioning Heath Ledger was amazing!" one fan tweeted. "Thank you for acknowledging who inspired you to play this role."
Tweeted another, "I love that Joaquin ended his SAG Awards speech by honoring his friend and favorite actor, Heath Ledger."