“Joker” scored 11 Oscars nominations, including best picture, on Monday.
The 11 nominations allowed the film to hold the record for most nominations for a comic book-based movie ever, according to a report published by The Hollywood Reporter.
The list of awards the movie was nominated for include:
- Best picture
- Best actor- Joaquin Phoenix
- Best directing- Todd Phillips
- Best adapted screenplay- Todd Phillips, Scott Silver
- Best film editing- Jeff Groth
- Best cinematography- Lawrence Sher
- Best costume design- Mark Bridges
- Best sound mixing- Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic, Tod Maitland
- Best sound editing- Alan Robert Murray
- Best score- Hildur Gudnadóttir
- Best hair styling- Nicki Ledermann, Kay Georgiou
The high number of nominations comes one year after Marvel’s “Black Panther” made history as the first comic book-based film to win a best picture nomination.
“Joker” dominating the Oscars nominations also comes after the movie was originally caught up in backlash. Before the premiere, many were concerned that the film could spark violence similar to the 2012 mass shooting during a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colorado. (RELATED: ‘Joker’ Director Todd Phillips Hits Back At ‘Far Left’ Criticism Of New Movie)
The film also received negative reviews from media outlets, despite over-performing in the box office by bringing in $1 billion.
Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian published an article titled “Joker Review – The Most Disappointing Film Of The Year,” calling the film “desperately serious and very shallow.”
Meanwhile, The New Yorker also ran an article titled “‘Joker’ Is A Viewing Experience Of Rare, Numbing Emptiness.'”
“‘Joker’ is a wannabe movie that also wants to be all things to all viewers, that imitates the notion of adding substance while only subtracting it,” Richard Brody wrote in the New Yorker review.
“Joker,” holds the record for highest-grossing R-rated film of all time, THR reported.