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Following Joker’s clinching of the best Original score and Best actor at the 2020 Academy Awards, Taskcomics has brought to you a report on all DC movies that has won an Oscar till date…
Every live-action movie featuring The titular Prince of Crime since 1989’s Batman has been awarded at least one Oscar. Prizes awarded on Sunday to composer Hildur Guðnadóttir and actor Joaquin Phoenix for Joker — an R-rated origin story depicting Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck as a mentally troubled, failed stand-up comedian who descends into madness after suffering one particularly bad day in early 1980s Gotham City — brings the total Oscar nominations for films featuring the character to 21, with appearances in the award-winning Batman, The Dark Knight, Suicide Squad and Joker.
Also Tim Burton-directed Batman, starring Jack Nicholson as the renown DC Comics villain, was the character’s first film to be nominated and win an Oscar when it was awarded Best Art Direction-Set Decoration.
Another time joker appeared in a live-action film would be nearly after 20 years — 2008’s The Dark Knight — where Heath Ledger played Mr. J. opposite Christian Bale’s Batman.
Ledger was awarded Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster, which also scored Best Achievement in Sound Editing. The Batman Begins sequel earned eight nominations in all.
The Todd Phillips-directed Joker led this year’s Oscars nominees with 11 nominations, including Best Picture, making it the first DC Comics film nominated for the award. Of its 11 nominations — including Best Director for Phillips, Best Adapted Screenplay, Costume Design and Makeup and Hairstyling — Joker won two Oscars, taking home gold for Best Original Score and Best Actor.
Joker is now available to own on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray.
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