Joker Director Todd Phillips Reacts to the Movie's 11 Oscar Nominations

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By Nico Parungo | More Articles Comic Book Fan and Lazy Gamer
January 14, 2020  12:40 PM



It looks like all of that hype for Joker has paid off since the movie not only has plenty of critical praise but is now the most Oscar-nominated comic book film ever, even if it’s not as good as The Dark Knight. Okay, that was a mean-spirited jab but the movie has been nominated for a shocking 11 Academy Awards, which is pretty crazy. Todd Phillips, the film’s director, has decided to comment on this big success.

On Instagram, Phillips brought up how much of an honor it is to get this many awards for the film, noting how they wanted to make an indie-style comic book movie. He felt that Joker was an interesting way to comment on social issues while also being tied to a character that fights crime while dressed as a bat. This is definitely a huge honor and we’re sure that Warner Bros. will be milking that fact for quite some time.


While Joker has been seen as a controversial film, due to the possibility of it inspiring others to shoot people or commit crimes, others feel that it’s undeserving of all these awards since it’s far from an original movie. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its qualities since Joaquin Phoenix worked really hard and his performance is nothing short of spectacular but it’s a shame that films like Little Women and Knives Out didn’t get enough love.

Just in case you haven’t seen it yet, Joker is now available on Blu-ray and digital services.

Read: Joker Controversy Talks More About The People Viewing It, Says Joaquin Phoenix

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