JOKER Director Todd Philips Says He's "Beyond Humbled" By The Film's 11 Oscar Nominations

JOKER Director Todd Philips Says He's "Beyond  Humbled" By The Film's 11 Oscar Nominations

Earlier today, Joker picked up a whopping 11 Academy Award nominations - unprecedented for a comic book movie - and director Todd Philips has now responded with a very appreciative Instagram post...

Joker picked up a record 11 Academy Award nominations this morning - including Best Picture, Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix and Best Director for Todd Philips - and the filmmaker has now taken to Instagram to show his appreciation.

In the post, Philips explains the thinking behind taking an "indie approach" to a big studio project, and says he's "deeply honored" by the recognition the film has received.


"Joker began as an idea, an experiment really— could we take an 'indie approach' to a studio film by inverting it into a character study to reflect the world around us? Explore what we’re seeing and feeling in society, from the lack of empathy to the effects of the absence of love. I am deeply honored by the overwhelming recognition of the Academy this morning, and I want to thank the genius that is Joaquin Phoenix, and all my incredible collaborators. We are beyond humbled that our peers in the filmmaking community have embraced the film and its message."

Phoenix is a favorite to pick up the Best Actor Oscar after his Golden Globe win, but the movie will face some stiff competition in the Best Picture category. If Joker was to dance away with the award, it would make history as the first ever comic book movie to do so.

Do you think the Clown Prince of Crime's first solo outing has a shot? Let us know in the comments, and check out the full list of nominations below.

Best Picture

Joker4

Ford V Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
1917
Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood
Parasite
 

Best Director

Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Todd Phillips, Joker
Sam Mendes, 1917
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Bong Joon Ho, Parasite
 

Best Actor In A Leading Role

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Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes
 

Best Actress In A Leading Role

Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renée Zellweger, Judy
 

Best Actor In A Supporting Role

Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood
 

Best Actress In A Supporting Role

Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Margot Robbie, Bombshell
 

Best Adapted Screenplay

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The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
The Two Popes
 

Best Original Screenplay

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Knives Out
Marriage Story
1917
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Parasite
 

Best Animated Feature Film

Toy-Story-4

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Klaus
Missing Link
Toy Story 4
 

Best Cinematography

The Irishman
Joker
The Lighthouse
1917
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
 

Best Costume Design

Scarjo

The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
 

Best Documentary Feature

American Factory
The Cave
The Edge of Democracy
For Sama
Honeyland
 

Best Documentary Short Subject

In the Absence
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
Life Overtakes Me
St. Louis Superman
Walk Run Cha-Cha
 

Best Film Editing

Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Parasite
 

Best International Feature Film

Corpus Christi (Poland)
Honeyland (North Macedonia)
Les Misérables (France)
Pain and Glory (Spain)
Parasite (South Korea)
 

Best Makup 

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Bombshell
Joker
Judy
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
1917
 

Best Original Score

Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
1917
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
 

Best Original Song

Frozen-2

"I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away," Toy Story 4
"(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again," Rocketman
"I’m Standing With You," Breakthrough
"Into the Unknown," Frozen 2
"Stand Up," Harriet
 

Best Production Design

The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
1917
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Parasite
 

Best Animated Short Film

Dcera (Daughter)
Hair Love
Kitbull
Memorable
Sister

Best Live-Action Short Film

Brotherhood
Nefta Football Club
The Neighbors’ Window
Saria
A Sister
 

Best Sound Editing

Skywalker

Ford v Ferrari
Joker
1917
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
 

Best Sound Mixing

Ad Astra
Ford v Ferrari
Joker
1917
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
 

Best Visual Effects

Endgame2

Avengers: Endgame
The Irishman
The Lion King
1917
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
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