Today is a huge win for DC fans and comic-book fans in general as the 2019 film Joker has been chosen by the Academy for Best Picture.
The film about the Clown Prince of Crime came out last October and was directed by Todd Phillips. Joker received unanimous praise from both critics and fans alike and now the movie has been given a nomination for Best Picture.
The film has become the first DC film to be nominated for Best Picture and the second comic-book film to be nominated in the same category. The film to be nominated for Best Picture was Black Panther last year.
This is not the only achievement that the film has made. Joker swept the academy awards nominations as it was thrown in for other awards. The other categorical nominations are Best Director, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Film Editing, Best Costume Design, and Best Makeup and Hairstyling.
It is pretty safe to say that the Academy loves this movie as it has taken 11 nominations. With these 11 nominations, Joker is probably bound to win at least one, specifically Best Actor and Best Score, since these were already taken by Joker in the Golden Globes.
Will Joker win Best Picture? It is impossible to say at this time as the film is facing some pretty stiff competition. It is currently contending with Greta Gerwig’s Little Women, Sam Mendes’s 1917, James Mangold’s Ford vs Ferrari, Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit, Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite, Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story.
Nevertheless, even if Joker does not win Best Picture, it still is a massive achievement for Todd Phllips and his team. Hopefully by the time the Oscars roll around, Joker will have taken home at least one award and have fans everywhere smiling.