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Oscars 2020: ‘Joker’ makes history with 11 nominations for comic book movie

No joke — the controversial but acclaimed antihero film “Joker” is leading the Oscars pack with a historic 11 nods. Nominations for the 2020 Academy Awards were announced Monday morning, delivering honors for the season’s best films — and snubbing more than a few of them, too. But one film that certainly did not see any snubs was Todd Phillips’ “Joker,” which racked up 11 nods from the Academy, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix, 45. The success of “Joker” is notable for a few reasons. First, Phillips scooped up double nominations for both the screenplay category and directing. Also, the film is now the most nominated “comic book movie” in Oscars history, according to IndieWire. (“Blac ...
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