JOKER score serious Critics Choice and Golden Globe notations

Joker (Warner Bros.)

Joker‘s road to the Oscars took a major step yesterday with the announcement of both the Golden Globe and Critics Choice awards nominations.

First up, the Todd Phillips directed film has picked up an impressive seven nominations at the Critics Choice Awards. The film was nominated in the prestigious Best Film category and also picked up nods for Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix, Best Adapted Screenplay for Todd Phillips and Scott Silver, Best Cinematography for Lawrence Sher, Best Production Design for Mark Friedberg and Kris Moran, Best Hair and Makeup, and Best Score for Hildur Guanadottir.

Over at the Golden Globes, Joker picked up nominations for Best Drama, another Best Actor nod for Joaquin Phoenix, Best Director for Todd Phillips, once again Hildur Guanadottir also picks up a nomination for Best Score.

Congratulations to all the cast and crew of Joker for the nominations. Our fingers are crossed for awards season!

Phillips directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver, based on characters from DC. The film is being produced by Phillips and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. It is executive produced by Richard Baratta, Joseph Garner and Bruce Berman.

The film stars Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, also starring are Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.

For all our Joker coverage head to our archive!


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By Neil Vagg

Neil is the GYCO Editorial Chief. He has a BA in Film & TV and an MA in Scriptwriting; he currently works 9-5 as an office manager and 5-9 as a reviewer/web designer. He has been subscribing to comics for around nine years but has been reading them as long as he can remember. Favourite comics: Batman; Nightwing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and All New X-Men Favourite films: Batman (any apart from & Robin); Star Trek Generations, Underworld, Beetlejuice Favourite TV shows: Fringe; Buffy, Arrow, TBBT, Being Human UK and Star Trek TNG