Joker takes high honors at Venice Movie Competition
Joker received the Golden Lion on the 76th Venice Movie Competition, an award that ought to place the movie for Oscar nominations, if not additionally wins, in important inventive classes.
The Venice Movie Competition is the world’s longest working, and the Golden Lion is its high prize. Director Todd Phillips thanked “Warner Bros. and DC for stepping out of their consolation zone and taking such a daring swing on me and this film,” reviews THR.
Three of the final 4 American movies to win a Golden Lion have gone on to obtain 31 nominations for Academy Awards, successful 10. The Form of Water received Greatest Image and Greatest Director for Guillermo del Toro in 2018; The Wrestler was nominated for Greatest Actor and Greatest Supporting Actress in 2009; and Brokeback Mountain received Greatest Director, whereas additionally being nominated for Greatest Image and Greatest Actor, in 2006.
Moreover, final yr’s extensively hailed Roma, by the Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón, was a 2018 Golden Lion winner and Greatest Director winner at this yr’s Oscars.
Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix, is an adaptation of the origin story behind Batman’s longtime nemesis. Its world premiere was in Venice on Aug. 31; the film will debut in the USA on Oct. four.
Comedian e book films, after they have received Oscars, have sometimes been nominated in technical or design classes. Notable exceptions have been a nomination and win for Heath Ledger for Greatest Supporting Actor — as The Joker, no much less — in 2008’s The Darkish Knight, and a nomination for Greatest Image for 2018’s Black Panther.