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Mon Jan 13, 2020, 05:02 PM

'Joker' leads Oscar noms; '1917,' 'Irishman' close behind

Source: AP

By JAKE COYLE

Female filmmakers were shut out, “Parasite” made history and “Joker” edged out “The Irishman,” “1917” and “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood” in Monday’s Oscar nominations.

Todd Phillips’ R-rated superhero smash “Joker” topped all films with 11 nominations to the 92nd Academy Awards, while Martin Scorsese’s elegiac crime epic “The Irishman,” Quentin Tarantino’s 1960s Los Angeles fairy tale “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood” and Sam Mendes’ continuous World War I tale “1917” all trailed close behind with 10 nods apiece.

Those four were among the nine films nominated for best picture by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. The others were: Greta Gerwig’s Louisa May Alcott adaptation “Little Women,” Noah Baumbach’s divorce drama “Marriage Story,” Taika Waititi’s Nazi Germany romp “Jojo Rabbit,” James Mangold’s racing drama “Ford v Ferrari” and Bong Joon Ho’s class satire “Parasite” — the first Korean film to be nominated and only the 11th non-English best-picture nominee.

“Joker,” which gives the DC Comics villain an antihero spin cribbed from Scorsese, was expected to do well. But the academy’s overwhelming support for a divisive movie that was far from a critical favorite was unexpected. Its nominations included best actor for Joaquin Phoenix and best director for Phillips.



This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from "Joker." On Monday, Jan. 13, the film was nominated for an Oscar for best picture. (Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)


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Reply 'Joker' leads Oscar noms; '1917,' 'Irishman' close behind (Original post)
Omaha Steve Jan 13 OP
chowder66 Jan 13 #1
RandySF Jan 13 #3
chowder66 Jan 13 #6
RandySF Jan 13 #7
chowder66 Jan 13 #8
chowder66 Jan 13 #10
OnlinePoker Jan 13 #2
TexasBushwhacker Jan 14 #13
Hulk Jan 13 #4
Turin_C3PO Jan 13 #5
Hulk Jan 13 #9
Turin_C3PO Jan 13 #11
alphafemale Jan 13 #12

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 05:32 PM

1. I watched Joker this weekend and loved it. It's dark and there is very little Batman/Comic book

movie stuff going on in it. It barely touches on it throughout which is why I liked it. Joaquin Phoenix's performance is mesmerizing.
It definitely was an ode to Robert Diniro's Travis Bickel and Heath Ledger's Joker.

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Response to chowder66 (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 05:48 PM

3. I see pieces here and there from 'Killing Joke' and 'Dark Knight Returns'

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Response to RandySF (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 06:20 PM

6. I didn't see Killing Joke. I should watch that. nt

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Response to chowder66 (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 06:21 PM

7. It's a graphic novel.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 06:27 PM

8. Well there's a twist! Thx. nt

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Response to RandySF (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 06:36 PM

10. Actually it looks like it was made into an animated movie.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 05:43 PM

2. I really don't think The Irishman was Scorsese's best work

Joker was really good as was JoJo Rabbit, but I thought Once Upon a Time In Hollywood was the best I saw this year (though I'm seeing 1917 sometime next week, so that might change).

On edit: One snub I was really unhappy with was Dolemite is My Name. While not of the caliber of Best Picture, Eddie Murphy should have been nominated for Best Actor, Da'Vine Joy Randolph for Best Supporting Actress and a nod for Best Costumes as well. This was a well-told true story that never got looked at for some reason.

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Response to OnlinePoker (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 09:23 PM

13. Well, Marty isn't getting any younger

At 77, you have to wonder how many more films he will direct.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 06:00 PM

4. I watched The Irishman on Netflix, and thinking that can't be the same movie nominated???

The story of Jimmy Hoffa? I felt like I had smoked a huge duggie, and I knew what was going to happen in every scene before it did. Sorry....but I thought it was fair to awful. Hopefully we aren't talking the same movie??

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Response to Hulk (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 06:06 PM

5. Yes, the same one.

I thought it was great actually.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 06:35 PM

9. Cool.....

.....and that's often the way movies go. What one person likes or dislikes doesn't translate. In fact, I'm finding more often than not it doesn't. I have to keep reminding myself of that when I go nuts about a film and recommend it to someone else.

Glad you like it. Maybe it was the mood I was in or something. Who knows. Not important.

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Response to Hulk (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 06:40 PM

11. Yup,

different strokes for different folks is what I like to say.

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Response to Hulk (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 08:33 PM

12. I also thought it was very good.

But also extremely hard to watch as it was brutal and the racist language and racism.

But even though I was still a child, I remember very well men like this talking that way, and that many of the workings and dirty deeds of the mob were not at all from big deals and money, but working stiffs just like that.

You just stayed out of their business if you were smart.

And of course the casual brutality and betrayals.

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