For what has long been forecasted, Joaquin Phoenix won the award for best actor in a drama film at the Golden Globes on January 5.

He praised the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which is behind the annual awards, for the "bold move of making tonight plant-based." The decision to serve a vegan feast at the Golden Globes was made out of concern for climate change, the HFPA said earlier this week.

Phoenix thanked his fellow nominees, saying, "I really do feel honored to be honored with you."

He also thanked "Joker" director Todd Phillips -- calling him an "amazing friend and collaborator" -- and got choked up when addressing Mara. "Rooney, I love you."

He added: "I'm so grateful for this night and all of you. Thank you."

Phoenix's win marks the second time he's won a Golden Globe. He won his first in 2006 for playing Johnny Cash in "Walk The Line."