Joker Sows His Signature Brand Of Chaos By Sweeping The Oscar Nominations

Joker Sows His Signature Brand Of Chaos By Sweeping The Oscar Nominations
He’s got his eye on the prize. (Image: Warner Bros.)

When it comes to the Oscars, it’s always best to leave ‘em smiling. Todd Phillip’s Joker has made its presence known by securing a whopping 11 nominations at this year’s Academy Awards, including Best Picture. In addition, two of the biggest blockbusters of 2019—Avengers: Endgame and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker—landed a few nominations for their technical feats.

Following its run at the Golden Globes, which included two wins for Best Original Score and Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix, the Joker has come to the Academy Awards with 11 nominations across most of the major categories. This includes Best Picture, Best Director for Phillips, Best Adapted Screenplay, and of course a Best Actor nomination for Phoenix.

A few additional surprises include a Best Animated Film nod for Klaus, the Netflix animated film about the origin of Santa Claus, a Best Screenplay nomination for The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson’s murder mystery Knives Out, and a Best Picture nomination for Parasite—in addition to it being named in the Best Foreign Film category. Here’s the full list of nominees below:


Best Picture

Ford V Ferrari

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Little Women

Marriage Story

1917

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Parasite

Best Director

The Irishman

Joker

1917

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Parasite

Best Actress

Cynthia Erivo

Scarlett Johansson

Siorse Ronan

Charlize Theron

Renee Zellwegger

Best Actor

Antonio Banderas

Leonardo DiCaprio

Adam Driver

Joaquin Phoenix

Jonathan Pryce

Best Supporting Actress

Kathy Bates

Laura Dern

Scarlett Johannson

Florence Pugh

Margot Robbie

Best Supporting Actor

Tom Hanks

Anthony Hopkins

Al Pacino

Joe Pesci

Brad Pitt

Adapted Screenplay

The Irishsman

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Little Women

The Two Popes

Original Screenplay

Knives Out

Marriage Story

1917

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Parasite

Cinematography

The Irishman

Joker

The Lighthouse

1917

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Original Song

Toy Story 4

Rocketman

Breakthrough

Frozen 2

Harriet

Original Score

Joker

Little Women

Marriage Story

1917

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Documentary Feature

American Factory

The Cave

The Edge of Democracy

For Sama

Honeyland

Documentary Short Subject

In The Absence

Learning To Skateboard

Life Overtakes Me

St Louis Superman

Walk, Run, Cha-Cha

Live Action Short Film

Brotherhood

Nefta Football Club

The Neighbours’ Window

Saria

A Sister

Animated Feature Film

How To Train Your Dragon

I Lost My Body

Klaus

Missing Link

Toy Story 4

Animated Short Film

Dcera (Daughter)

Hair Love

Kitbull

Memorable

Sister

Film Editing

Ford V Ferrari

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Parasite

Foreign Language Film

Corpus Christi

Les Miserables

Pain And Glory

Parasite

Production Design

The Irishmaan

Jojo Rabbit

1917

Once Upon a Time In Hollywood

Parasite

Costume Design

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Little Women

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Visual Effects

Avengers: Endgame

The Irishman

The Lion King

1917

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Makeup and Hairstyling

Bombshell

Joker

Judy

Malificent: Mistress of Evil

1917

Sound Mixing

Ad Astra

Ford V Ferrari

Joker

1917

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Sound Editing

Ford V Ferrari

Joker

1917

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker