Warner Bros. Officially Launches Oscar Campaign For Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’

Warner Bros. have officially launched its Oscar campaign for Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker, eyeing up all the major awards for the DC Comics film.

With Joker still proving to be a hit with audiences, it comes to no surprise that Warner Bros. has officially announced its Oscar campaign for the critically acclaimed DC Comics film starring Joaquin Phoenix. Warner Bros. didn’t predict that Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker would be this successful, but the studio clearly believes the dark film has serious awards potential — especially since Joker has already won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.

Warner Bros. is eyeing all the major awards for Joker, including Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix’s astounding performance as Arthur Fleck. The studio has also put forward Robert DeNiro for Best Supporting Actor as well as Zazie Beetz and Frances Conroy for Best Supporting Actress. It’s no surprise that Warner Bros. is shining a spotlight on Todd Phillips for both Best Director and Best Screenplay along with his co-writer Scott Silver. The studio is also eyeing up all the technical awards for Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker. Take a look at the full list of awards Warner Bros. is looking at in the “For Your Consideration” adverts for the Joker movie.

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  • BEST PICTURE
    • TODD PHILLIPS, p.g.a.
    • BRADLEY COOPER, p.g.a.
    • EMMA TILLINGER KOSKOFF, p.g.a.
  • BEST DIRECTOR
    • TODD PHILLIPS
  • BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
    • Written by TODD PHILLIPS & SCOTT SILVER
  • BEST ACTOR
    • JOAQUIN PHOENIX
  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
    • ROBERT DE NIRO
  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
    • ZAZIE BEETZ
    • FRANCES CONROY
  • BEST ENSEMBLE CAST
    • JOAQUIN PHOENIX
    • ROBERT DE NIRO
    • ZAZIE BEETZ
    • FRANCES CONROY
    • BRETT CULLEN
    • GLENN FLESHLER
    • BILL CAMP
    • SHEA WHIGHAM
    • MARC MARON
  • BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
    • LAWRENCE SHER ASC
  • BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
    • Production Designer MARK FRIEDBERG
    • Set Decorator KRIS MORAN
  • BEST FILM EDITING
    • JEFF GROTH
  • BEST COSTUME DESIGN
    • MARK BRIDGES
  • BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
    • Visual Effects Supervisors
      • EDWIN RIVERA
      • MATHEW GIAMPA
      • BRYAN GODWIN
    • Special Effects Coordinator JEFF BRINK
  • BEST SOUND EDITING
    • Supervising Sound Editor ALAN ROBERT MURRAY
  • BEST SOUND MIXING
    • Sound Mixer TOD MAITLAND
    • Re-Recording Mixers
      • TOM OZANICH
      • DEAN ZUPANCIC
  • BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
    • Make-Up Department Head NICKI LEDERMANN
    • Hair Department Head KAY GEORGIOU
  • BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
    • HILDUR GUĐNADÓTTIR

Do you think Warner Bros. has a serious Oscar contender in its hands with Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker? Which awards do you think Joker could win? Tell us in the comments!

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 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 playing in theaters. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Warner Bros. and the Joaquin Phoenix movie.

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong 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.

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Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

English writer with a preference for all things Film, TV and Comic Book related.