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Does that mean that the role of the Joker is now a shoo-in for Oscar recognition, on the level of playing a famous musician or a physically disabled Joker is a good movie to take seriously, but not necessarily literally. The film ’s most famous scene is definitely the Joker ’s triumphant dance down
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Nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards were released on Monday, and while they were full of the typical snubs and surprises, the top winner was clearly the Clown Prince of Crime. Joker, the recent film about the iconic Batman villain, came away with the most nominations of any 2019 film (11), including Best Director for Todd Phillips and Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix. Coming off his Golden Globe win, Phoenix is a strong favorite to take home the Oscar as well (especially since fellow Golden Globe recipient Taron Egerton was not nominated). Does that mean that the role of the Joker is now a shoo-in for Oscar recognition, on the level of playing a famous musician or a physically disabled historical figure?
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It really is The Emancipation of One Harley Quinn. © Warner Bros. Joker and Harley Quinn in new Suicide Squad trailer "It's really Harley's story, as well as all of these women's stories. And in a way their stories kind of echo each other," she said. "So when our title includes The Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, that is essentially the story that she goes on." Addressing Mr J, she continued: "We find her basically without the Joker at the beginning of the film, and through the film she learns that she doesn't need anyone but herself.
With that shift toward realism, the Joker is now the role of a lifetime. The part has reaped newfound acclaim — even netting one actor Of his prep for the role , Phoenix told the crowd at the Venice Film Festival, “You start to go mad.” Here are some of the wild ways the last three Jokers got into character.
Why so serious? Todd Phillips’ solemn but shallow supervillain origins movie has a strong Phillips has already directed a film featuring a brilliant unfunny-funny figure with learning difficulties: Alan in The Hangover Well, the casting of Phoenix indicates more clearly how sexy Joker is supposed to be.
If he wins, Phoenix — who has already played both a famous musician and a real-life disabled person, to no avail at the Academy — will obviously not be the first actor to earn an Oscar for playing the Joker this century. The late Heath Ledger won a posthumous Best Supporting Actor trophy for his zeitgeist-defining performance in 2008’s The Dark Knight. While his unexpected death increased interest in his performance — and likely contributed to his win — Ledger’s unforgettable work was widely resonant in and of itself. To this day, a YouTube search for “Joker impression” results in countless videos of people trying their best to nail iconic Ledger line deliveries like “do you want to know how I got these scars?” The Phoenix Joker is well on its way to catching up; already there are videos of people imitating the climactic appearance on Murray Franklin’s talk show.
Oscars 2020: the full list of nominees
Oscars 2020: the full list of nomineesOverseen by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the Academy Awards — a.k.a. the Oscars — are one of cinema’s top prizes, and the crown jewel of awards season (which encompasses the Golden Globes, several guild awards like the SAGs, and the BAFTAs, among others). The honors for Best Picture, directing, and writing, as well as the four acting trophies, are the standout awards of the night.
Now , those two billion-dollar films have received 18 total Oscar nominations. The irony here is that Jared Leto’s role in 2016’s critically drubbed “Suicide Squad” was the Joker that Warner Bros. put so much franchise focus and money behind ( that film had a 5 million production budget, compared
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Not every Joker performer has earned Oscar recognition, of course. Jared Leto, who played the character in between Ledger and Phoenix, did not get any awards buzz for his role as the Joker in 2016’s Suicide Squad — but then, he was just a few years removed from his own Oscar win for a physically transformative performance in Dallas Buyers Club. On top of that, despite months of publicity about his performance, much of Leto’s screen time was cut from the final version of Suicide Squad. Jack Nicholson, who originated the role of Joker on film in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman, earned a Golden Globe nomination but no love from the Oscars — at the time, he had already won two Academy Awards for his performances in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Terms of Endearment. Ledger, meanwhile, had been nominated and acclaimed for his role in Brokeback Mountain but finally won for The Dark Knight. Similarly, Phoenix has earned previous nominations for Gladiator, Walk the Line, and The Master, but it looks like his Joker performance represents his best chance to finally win. If he does, perhaps that will signal to other Oscar-hungry actors that playing the Clown Prince of Crime — or at least similar roles in this realm — represents a good shot at taking home the gold.
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The Joker is one of the most disturbed characters in all of modern literature, and just trying to bring his vile darkness to life has taken a lasting toll on the actors who've taken the role in the various Batman These are the stories of the men who've portrayed the Joker —and how the character haunted them.
And now my time has come to officially be part of the problem, if only to add my two cents that irrespective of opinion , we’ve all played right into Phillips’ hands. While it has been emphatically established that Joker is not a conventional superhero picture, cinematographer Lawrence Sher still
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In that film , Heath Ledger played The Joker , Batman’s arch-nemesis and “Clown Prince of Crime Or more pointedly: Why tell a story of any unknown schmo’s descent into madness and criminality when I also cannot help but wince at the very idea of The Joker as a somehow relevant cultural archetype.
After a triumphant film festival run that included rave reviews and a Golden Lion win at Venice Film Instead, Joker is a mesmerizing, misjudged attempt to marry the madness of a disturbed individual to today’s Joker manages the nimble feat of telling the Joker ’s origin story as if it were unprecedented.
This mutability is an essential element of the character, and inspired some skepticism on the part of this EW writer when a Joker origin movie first got the green light in 2017. But Phillips’ film managed to retain the character’s chaos and imbue it into the film itself. For instance, how much of the final 30 minutes are a dream sequence, and how much of it “really” happened? The final shot situates Phoenix’s character in the surreally violent tradition of Looney Tunes cartoons. Even the basic conceit of the film is absurd: It’s an origin story for Batman’s greatest villain that situates him as at least 15-20 years older than his foe! Even while providing an “origin” for its titular icon, Joker still leaves him mysterious.
Joker is a good movie to take seriously, but not necessarily literally. The film’s most famous scene is definitely the Joker’s triumphant dance down the stairs, after he’s left meek Arthur behind and fully embraced his villainous persona. The clip made the rounds on social media several times over the past few months, just as often to be praised as ridiculed — but most versions of it cut out the single most essential aspect of the scene, which is the sudden cut to two cops (Bill Camp and Shea Whigham) standing at the top of the stairs, watching the dance unfold in dumbstruck confusion. It’s not an unironic endorsement! Though some may be annoyed at Phillips’ nomination for Best Director, especially when not a single woman was nominated in the category, cuts like this demonstrate his skill at incorporating comedic beats (honed on previous films like The Hangover) into this more serious material — making it very funny, but in a much darker way.
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To understand why the new Joker is so divisive, it’s important to look back at both the history of the villain and his rise to prominence in the darker Now that mass audiences finally have a chance to see the film , after more than a month of critical debate online, they can decide for themselves how far
The Joker is one of the few bad guys that often outshine his hero, the Batman. Indeed, the greatest ‘superhero’ movie of all time, The Dark Knight has precious little superhero in it. The movie mostly revolves around the psychopathic, murderous Clown Prince of Crime bent on terrorising the Gotham
But Phillips’ movie didn’t just earn 11 nominations because it features a meaty, recognizable character. Thanks to Phillips’ and Phoenix’s unique interpretation, Joker also resonated with the particular zeitgeist of 2019. Similar to Parasite and other acclaimed films from last year, Joker set its eye squarely on class divides — an interesting take on material that usually valorizes the billionaire vigilante Bruce Wayne. Set in a crumbling 1980s version of Gotham City heavily based on that era’s New York City, Joker featured its title character suffering from a lack of adequate funding for social services. Over the course of the movie, a sanitation workers’ strike causes the city to slowly fill up with trash at a pace commensurate to Phoenix’s deteriorating mental state. When he’s finally pushed over the brink by arrogant financiers on a subway, he kills them. This is a reversal of the real-life 1984 Bernhard Goetz subway shooting; instead of attacking poor young African-American men on the subway, Phoenix’s Arthur shoots rich white men instead.
An Oscar win for Phoenix would likely cement the Joker’s reputation as a role that can deliver Oscars. If the movie wins in other categories (it is nominated for both Best Director and Best Picture, among others), it will prove that Joker hit on something particularly twisted about our 2019 moment.
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The 'Joker' actor will rewear his Stella McCartney suit from Golden Globes for upcoming awards shows in the name of environmentalism.The Joker actor has partnered with fashion designer Stella McCartney to wear the same custom suit he wore at the 2020 Golden Globes for all upcoming awards shows in effort to cut down on waste.