Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker was awarded Best Picture from the Phoenix Film Critics Society 2019 Awards.
The current awards season leading up to the 92nd Oscars ceremony is in full swing, and Joker continues to pick up some more trophies. Now, PFCS has awarded Todd Phillips’ film their Best Picture honor. Joker won against nine other films nominated for PFCS’ Best Picture category. Those nine other Best Picture nominees include 1917, Avengers: Endgame, JoJo Rabbit, Knives Out, Marriage Story, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Parasite, The Irishman and The Two Popes.
Joaquin Phoenix also won PFCS’ Best Actor in a Leading Role award, continuing his momentum as a frontrunner in the category alongside the likes of Adam Driver in Marriage Story and Antonio Banderas in Pain and Glory among other performances.
Joker continues to build momentum throughout this awards season following its release back in October. The film already made the Oscars’ shortlists in two categories and is widely considered a contender for a Best Picture nomination while Joaquin Phoenix is also expected by many awards prognosticators to receive a nomination and perhaps win in this year’s highly-competitive Best Actor race.
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Here is the 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.
Joker is now available to own on Digital HD and will be available to own on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD on January 7, 2020.
Source: Phoenix Film Critics Society
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.