The 11th annual ceremony was briefly interrupted by a power cut.
Phoenix said he did not “refer to past iterations” of the character.
Xola Toto has made it to the top 17.
‘Boyz n the Hood’ — which he directed aged 22 — won him an Oscar nod as best director, the first African American to achieve the distinction.
The battle is on. Walt Disney Co. is bringing its biggest weapons to a new streaming service, including “Star Wars” and Marvel superheroes, in what is expected to be bruising war with Netflix and others for television dominance.