Beyoncé Didn't Stand For Joaquin Phoenix's Standing Ovation At The Golden Globes

BY Kasia Truscott / Jan 7 2020 / 10:47 AM

And Twitter had a lot to say about it...

Beyoncé Didn't Stand For Joaquin Phoenix's Standing Ovation At The Golden Globes
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Beyoncé kept a pretty low profile at the Golden Globes on Sunday night, despite her song Spirit (which she wrote for the 2019 Lion King remake) being nominated for Best Original Song - Motion Picture. The singer decided to skip the red carpet arrivals all together, with viewers only really able to catch a glimpse of the star with her husband, Jay-Z, during the live broadcast of the ceremony once they had taken their seats. 

However, when Joaquin Phoenix won Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for his role in the titular film, Joker, the entire crowd erupted into a rapturous applause with a standing ovation - well, everyone except Beyoncé.

The star was spotted applauding and smiling for the actor from her chair, though the clip itself is more of a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment, and it's still unclear as to why she didn't stand. But naturally, of course, Twitter has since gone into quite the frenzy.

Some presumed the singer was protesting Joaquin's win, and subsequently praised her for it. Others, however, argued her form-fitting custom Schiaparelli Haute cCuture gown, which included massive sculptural gold shoulders, prevented her from standing up and would have blocked the view.

By a pretty stark contrast, other users found the speculation completely pointless. 

Safe to say, the reactions were certainly very mixed. It would apear that Twitter hasn't quite made up its mind yet - but then again, has it ever?