Joker - Oscar Campaign - Featured - 01

It’s that time of year in Hollywood when the studios start campaigning for the films that should be up for Academy Awards. It appears that Warner Bros. is going to go all out for Joker.

Warner Bros. has begun releasing “For Your Consideration” ads and has let it be known what categories it wants to be considered in.

  • 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

It’s not surprising that the studio is going for every category it can. We’re sure in this early stage that’s the best strategy, but as we get closer to the actual nominations we’re sure we’ll see the focus squarely on the top categories of Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor.

It’s a little too early for concrete buzz, but with that Golden Lion in its pocket, it’s a pretty sure bet Joker will be scoring some nominations.

The 92nd Academy Awards will be held on Feb. 9, 2020.

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Joker - Oscar Campaign - 01