Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ Earns 11 BAFTA Nominations

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It was announced early on Tuesday that Joker has earned 11 BAFTA nominations, including Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix and Best Film.

Over the weekend, Joker won two impressive awards at the 2020 Golden Globes. Joaquin Phoenix took home Best Actor in a Drama while composer Hildur Guðnadóttir won Best Score. The awards season continues and it appears Joker isn’t going anywhere.

On Tuesday, the nominations for the 2020 BAFTAs were announced. Joker ended up leading the pack with 11 nominations. The Joaquin Phoenix-led Joker film is up for:

  • Best Film
  • Best Film Music
  • Best Actor
  • Best Editing
  • Best Sound
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Direction
  • Best Production Design
  • Best Make Up and Hair
  • Best Casting

Joker director Todd Phillips celebrated the plethora of BAFTA nominations on Instagram. You can read what Todd Phillips had to say below.

“Wow. Big news this morning from ??. What an incredible honor (honour!?) for the significant recognition Joker received from @bafta across the board. Recently, when Joaquin and I were in the UK, the love we felt for Joker was palpable and I just want to thank my British colleagues for connecting with the film on a cellular level. A sincere “well done” to my wonderful cast and crew who worked tirelessly to bring this film to the big screen. I also want to congratulate my fellow nominees, it is an honour (I’m going with honour!) to be in their company.”

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Do you think Joker will win Best Film at the BAFTAs? Will Joaquin Phoenix take home Best Actor? Comment below!

Here is the official synopsis for Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker:

Director Todd Phillips’ Joker centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.

Directed by Todd Phillips from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham. The DC Films movie is not part of the DC Extended Universe, and seems to play into Warner Bros.’s interests of making creator-driven superhero movies over necessarily building a hyper-connected shared universe… At least for the time being.

Joker is now available on 4K UHD, Blu-Ray, DVD, and digital.

The BAFTAs take place February 2nd in the UK.

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‘Titans’: ‘Jericho’ Episode Photos Show Off New Look At Deathstroke

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Titans Jericho 01 DeathstrokeDC Universe has released some brand new images from episode #208 of Titans titled "Jericho" featuring a new look at Esai Morales' Deathstroke.

In this selection of eight images, we get our first glimpse at the eighth episode of the second seasonAlong with a new look at Deathstroke, we get a glimpse at what's next for our group of characters following the events of last week's episode.

"Jericho" is set to premiere on DC Universe on Friday October 25. You can start the gallery of new images by clicking "Next."

Here is the official synopsis for season 2:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard "Dick" Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand'r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield "Gar" Logan / Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke's children. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne, a.k.a. Batman.

Titans season two is now streaming on DC Universe.

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Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.