Todd Phillip’s Joker movie is doing pretty well at the awards circuit. Sure, the film might have ended being a pretty controversial entry because of its subject matter and its presentation, however, it’s hard to deny the quality of the gritty character study.
Joker has been receiving some major recognition by different award-giving bodies. The film won two major awards at the 77th Golden Globe Awards this year. The film’s lead star Joaquin Phoenix was named Best Actor during the ceremony while the movie’s composer, Hildur Gudnadottir, received the Golden Globe award for Best Original Score.
Now, a few days after taking in major prizes at the Golden Globes, Joker does the same thing and wins big at the British Academy of Film and Television. The complete list of BAFTA nominations was released early this morning (via ComicBook.com) and it looks like the organization has some major love for Phoenix’s comic book movie. Joker managed to nab a total of 11 nominations, including Best Film, Best Leading Actor, and Best Score. It even got a Best Director nomination for Todd Phillips.
Joker now has the most number of nominations at the BAFTAs this year, beating out The Irishman and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood which both landed 10 nominations each. At this rate, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Joker getting some recognition at the Oscars. Perhaps we’d be offended if the film didn’t make it to the Academy Awards.
Joker is available on Digital HD. The film will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray, and Ultra HD Blu-Ray today, January 7, 2020.