The first comic-book movie to truly break through the Academy Awards landscape…
Heath Ledger won a posthumous Oscar for playing the Joker in The Dark Knight and Black Panther was nominated for Best Picture in 2019.
But Joker smashed barriers Monday with a stunning 11 nominations to lead the entire field — including nods for Best Picture, Best Actor (Joaquin Phoenix), Best Director (Todd Phillips), Best Adapted Screenplay and more.
That’s not entirely unexpected but it is startling nonetheless.
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Oh, and if you want to check out comics legend Neal Adams’ review of the film — and you do — click here.
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