Award nominations season is upon us, and one of the usual precursors to the Academy Awards is showing good signs for Joker.

The Critics’ Choice Awards has a history of being a fairly good barometer of what is to come when the Academy Awards time rolls around. If that holds true this year, Joker will be going home with numerous nominations.

In the Critics Choice Awards, Joker picked up seven nominations in the following categories.

  • Best Picture
  • Best Actor
  • Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Production Design
  • Best Hair and Makeup
  • Best Score

Notably absent from this list is Best Director for Todd Phillips. That can always change based on campaigning in the coming weeks.

For comparison, Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman received 14 nominations, while Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood received 12.

While not written in stone as of yet, it looks as though we’re off to a heck of a ride as we make our way through the various awards.s hows.

The Critics’ Choice Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020.

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