We'd like to congratulate the entire team of Joker and wish them the very best come Oscars night. In fact, no female director has been nominated this year. That is a joke, of course, as Joker takes a few cues from Martin Scorsese's earlier work. The rest of the male-led movies, on the other hand, exclusively showcase other men in leading roles (just look at the supporting actor category - the actors are all supporting other male actors).
Best Director Nominees: Bong Joon Ho for "Parasite". Scarlett Johannson for "Marriage Story".
The movies with the most nominations (by far) this year are Joker with 11, followed by Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, The Irishman and 1917, each with 10. So Joker is up against some unquestionable masterpieces.
The Irishman and Marriage Story are both up for the best picture. A dark, twisty, macabre tale of a social reject who despite his cavernous desire for acceptance and love slowly transforms into a maniacal sociopath, Joker is a gritty, microscopic representation of all that is wrong with the world today. However, the only director of photography who can compete with Deakins is Jarin Blaschke for his exquisite black and white photography in The Lighthouse.
Baumbach and Gerwig, on the other hand, are partners who have also collaborated on previous films. However, Disney will have "Ford v Ferrari" playing in over 1,000 theaters this weekend, a boost from the current 567 screens.
Did anyone doubt that Joker would dominate the nominations? The bonuses incentivize creatives to "play the game", doing Q&As and luncheons when they could be working on their next project, and if they don't get the nomination, that is time they will never get back.
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In December, Pugh shared her excitement at being a part of the female-led project. The first trailer for Black Widow which dropped about a month or so ago is great.
Some of my favorite cinematography picks that I would've included this year are "The King", "Little Women", "El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie", "Parasite", "The Farewell", and "Midsommar".
A major nomination for Joker is Adapted Screenplay.
"I feel honored and humbled to have been nominated by my fellow actors". With that many nominations, it was a bit of a surprise to see Gerwig's name not pop up as a nominee.
Lopez went on to work with Gere, 70, on a different film two years later, Shall We Dance.
Best Costume Design is a possibility for Joker, although the real stand-out costumes in the film are reserved strictly for the antihero. Florence Pugh for "Little Women". On Tuesday, Fandango reported that "Parasite" ranks among its top five-most anticipated pre-selling digital releases in history. Joaquin Phoenix may be exhausted of talking about it, but he will have to continue discussing his turn as the Clown Crime Prince for a while, since makes a serious play in the main categories in the Oscars. We already covered Phoenix's evocative performance when analyzing his chances of getting the nomination. I'm really hoping for Adam Driver on this one. Quentin Tarantino for "Once Upon a time on Hollywood". On a similar note, three out of the five women nominated for best actress also had their movie nominated for best picture.