Joker Beats the Dark Knight Oscar Nomination Record for a Comic Film

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    The 2020 Oscar Nominations were unveiled and it was a big day for Joker . Warner Bros. & # 39; The blockbuster adaptation by DC Comics led the pack with a total of 11 nominations, including "Best Film". Not only were there more nominations than any other film this year, it also set a new comic book record, as no other comic-based film has had more nominations in the history of the Academy Awards]

    Joker was nominated for Best Picture, starring in a leading role (Joaquin Phoenix), camera (Lawrence Sher), costume design (Mark Bridges), Direction (Todd Phillips), film editor (Jeff Groth), makeup and hairstyling (Nicki Ledermann and Kay Georgiou), original score (Hildur Guonadottir), sound editor (Alan Robert Murray), sound mixer (Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic and Tod Maitland) and adapted screenplay (Todd Phillips and Scott Silver). Quentin Tarantinos Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Martin Scorseses The Irishman and Sam Mendes 1917 were just behind each with ten nominations. They were all nominated for Best Picture alongside James Mangolds Ford vs Ferrari Taika Waititis Jojo Rabbit Greta Gerwigs Little Women and Noah Baumbach Marriage Story and Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite .

    Christopher Nolan & # 39; s The Dark Knight held the previous record for A Comic Film with eight nominations. However, it was not nominated for "Best Film", although it is arguably the most famous comic book film ever made. Since the academy was seen as such at the time, it expanded the number of films that could be nominated in the category the following year. Last year, Marvel's Black Panther was the first superhero film to break through that barrier and nod as the best picture. This undoubtedly helped pave the way for Joker

    ] Joaquin Phoenix took the Golden Globe for his appearance in Joker to take home. That probably makes him the leader in this category when it comes to this year's Academy Awards. He competes against Antonia Banderas (19459006), Leonardo DiCaprio (19459006), Adam Driver (19459006) and Jonathan Pryce (19459007). The two Popes ). Todd Phillips competes against Martin Scorsese (19459006), the Irish (19459007), Sam Mendes (19459006), Quentin Tarantino (19459006) and Bong Joon (19459007). Ho ( parasite ). There is at least a little irony there, considering that Scorsese directed at least by producing Joker and maybe even.

    Joker an R-rated character study that clearly differs from an average comic film proved to be a great success at the global box office and raised $ 1.06 billion. While it was a bit controversial among critics, there was more positivity than negativity. When it won the main prize at the Venice Film Festival last year, its road to fame seemed certain for Oscars . It remains to be seen whether it will bring one or two big wins or not. The 92nd Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 9th on ABC. This message comes to us via the official Oscars.go.com website .

     Ryan Scott at Movieweb

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