Joker Leads Academy Awards With 11 Nominations

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Joker’s been nominated for 11 Oscars at this year’s Academy Awards. Yep, you read that correctly – 11!

That’s an insane number of nominations for Todd Phillips’ movie, which I really did enjoy, but I’m going to be honest here (because I always am on Small Screen), it doesn’t deserve 11 nominations.

Does a film like Joker deserve to be nominated for Best Director over a film like Little Women, Knives Out or The Farewell? No, it doesn’t.

Does a film like Joker deserve to be nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay? No, it most certainly doesn’t.

I also have a bit of an issue with it being nominated in the Best Adapted Screenplay category because I can’t tell what it was adapted from?

Joker’s got itself 11 Academy Award nominations

Joaquin Phoenix is the favourite to win the oscar for joker

Joaquin Phoenix is the favourite to win the Oscar for Joker – Credit: Warner Bros.

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King of Comedy maybe? But, just because Joker’s main character is taken from comics doesn’t make it an adaptation.

Anyway, here are all the categories Joker was nominated for: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Original Score, Best Sound Editing, and Best Sound Mixing.

I would argue that Joaquin Phoenix deserves hin nomination, as do many people who worked on the movie, because, as I said before, it’s a good film, but some of the categories it was nominated for are a bit questionable as far as I’m concerned.

The IrishmanOnce Upon a Time… In Hollywood, and 1917 were all right behind Joker with 10 nominations each, while Marriage StoryJojo RabbitLittle Women, and Parasite landed six apiece.

You can have a look at the full list of Oscar nominations below:

Best Picture

Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
1917
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Parasite

Best Actor

Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

Best Actress

Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renée Zellweger, Judy

Best Supporting Actor

Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Al Pacino,The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Best Supporting Actress

Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Margot Robbie, Bombshell

Best Directing

Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Todd Phillips, Joker
Sam Mendes, 1917
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Bong Joon Ho, Parasite

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
The Two Popes

Best Original Screenplay

Knives Out
Marriage Story
1917
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Parasite

Best Animated Film

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Klaus
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

Best Cinematography

The Irishman
Joker
The Lighthouse
1917
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Best Costume Design

The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Best Documentary Feature

American Factory
The Cave
The Edge of Democracy
For Sama
Honeyland

Best Documentary Short Subject

In the Absence
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
Life Overtakes Me
St. Louis Superman
Walk Run Cha-Cha

Best Film Editing

Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Parasite

Best International Feature Film

Corpus Christi (Poland)
Honeyland (North Macedonia)
Les Misérables(France)
Pain and Glory (Spain)
Parasite (South Korea)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Bombshell
Joker
Judy
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
1917

Best Original Score

Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
1917
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best Original Song

“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away,” Toy Story 4
“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” Rocketman
“I’m Standing With You,” Breakthrough
“Into the Unknown,” Frozen 2
“Stand Up,” Harriet

Best Production Design

The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
1917
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Parasite

Best Animated Short Film

Dcera (Daughter)
Hair Love
Kitbull
Memorable
Sister

Best Live-Action Short Film

Brotherhood
Nefta Football Club
The Neighbors’ Window
Saria
A Sister

Best Sound Editing

Ford v Ferrari
Joker
1917
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best Sound Mixing

Ad Astra
Ford v Ferrari
Joker
1917
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Best Visual Effects

Avengers: Endgame
The Irishman
The Lion King
1917
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

What do you make of these nominations? Are you happy to see Joker get so many nominations at this year’s Oscars?

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