Having smashed box office records, becoming the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time (not to mention one of the biggest DC movies ever), Warner Bros. had now launched its Joker Oscar campaign, with the studio pushing the Todd Phillips-directed crime drama in all categories, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix.
Joker has already tasted award success, with the Venice Film Festival bestowing upon it its top honour, the Golden Lion. But can you see it receiving any love from the Academy voters? Could a Best Picture, Best Director or Best Actor nomination be on the cards? Let us know your thoughts in the comments, or on our social channels @FlickeringMyth…
Joker centres around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. The exploration of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study but also a broader cautionary tale.
Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix (The Sisters Brothers), Robert De Niro (Goodfellas), Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2), Bill Camp (Red Sparrow), Frances Conroy (American Horror Story), Brett Cullen (Narcos), Glenn Fleshler (Billions), Douglas Hodge (Penny Dreadful), Marc Maron (GLOW), Josh Pais (Motherless Brooklyn), Shea Whigham (Kong: Skull Island), Douglas Hodge (Robin Hood) and Dante Pereira-Olson (You Were Never Really Here).