Joker Shortlisted for Oscar Nominations in Two Categories


After receiving four nominations at the Golden Globes earlier this month, Warner Bros. Pictures’ Josh could be a great fit for Oscar Gold.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences prepared a list for several of its categories before the final nomination, two of which include new films with DC.


The Joker is now officially on the shortlist in the makeup and hairstyle category and in the original score category. Only five films in each category will be officially nominated, with the final nominations announced on Monday 13 January 2020.

Should the film be nominated, and later win on award night, each of these categories would then join the winner’s troupe along with some of their fellow comic book films.

Black Panther was awarded the Best Original Score Oscar last year, while DC’s Suicide Squad won the best makeup and hairstyle three years ago. In 1997, two other comic book-based films took home awards, including Men in Black and Dick Tracy.

Joker is not the only superhero / comic book film to feature at this year’s Academy Awards, however, Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel are also listed in a few categories.

Endgame has been shortlisted with both Endgame and Captain Marvel opposite Joker in the Best Original Score category, which is in the list of ten films to be shortlisted in the Visual Effects category.

The controversial new DC film has received a few more big nominations in the past few weeks, including an outstanding performance in the Critics’ Choice Selection nomination. There, the film received a total of seven nominations, double the total from the Globe.

Broadcast Critics nominated Joker for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Hair & Makeup, and Best Score.

The film was nominated for several awards at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, including outstanding performance by an actor in the lead role for star Joaquin Phoenix, and an outstanding action performance by a stunt cast in a motion picture.

In the end, Joker was honored by the American Film Institute (AFI), where it was named one of the top 10 films for the year