Get Ready for the Oscars With the Playlist Joaquin Phoenix Listened to on the Set of ‘Joker’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Joaquin Phoenix accepts the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role award for

Sure, you would hearken to Michelle Obama’s “2020 Workout Playlist” or songs truly nominated on the Oscars. But why try this when you may hearken to the playlist that Joaquin Phoenix jammed to whereas changing into the Joker. Here’s our look into the playlist this Academy-award nominated actor listened to whereas on set.

Joaquin Phoenix portrayed the title character within the Academy Award-nominated film, ‘Joker’

Put on a cheerful face, Joker followers. Since this film’s premiere throughout 2019, it turned one of many frontrunners at a number of award reveals, with Joaquin Phoenix profitable the Golden Globe and British Academy Film Award for Best Leading Actor. This, after all, was for his portrayal of the title character, Joker.

Box workplace gross sales and different recognitions apart, Joaquin Phoenix earned the Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Joker itself turned one of many movies with essentially the most nominations, together with Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Music Score. Nicki Ledermann of Joker earned the nomination for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

Nicki Ledermann was the make-up designer for ‘Joker’

It’s not straightforward remodeling into this iconic character. For this Academy-award nominated movie, Nicki Ledermann acted because the make-up designer primarily accountable for Joaquin Phoenix changing into the Joker. For one NME story, she touched on how she made the actor comfy whereas he was getting his make-up executed. One manner was by means of music.

“I pride myself on always having the best music,” Ledermann stated throughout her interview with NME. “Joaquin and I always had a little music on, it was mixed stuff – from old ’70s songs to modern stuff to be inspired. It’s a very eclectic playlist. I’ll send it to you!”

Joaquin Phoenix accepts the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role award for 'Joker'
Joaquin Phoenix accepts the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role award for ‘Joker’ | Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Turner

Here are songs from the ‘Joker Makeup Trailer’ playlist, created by make-up designer, Nicki Ledermann:

Emmit Fenn – “Painting Greys”

Lamb – “Wise Enough”

Tyler, The Creator – “F*CKING YOUNG / PERFECT” (Feat. Toro y Moi, Kali Uchis, Syd & Charlie Wilson)

Jetta — “I’d Love To Change The World”

Sigur Ros — “Sæglópur”

Mellow Fellow — “How Was Your Day?” (Feat. Clairo)

Ennio Morricone — “Sospetti e tenerezze”

Fatboy Slim — “Demons (Feat. Macy Gray)”

Marius Furche — “Mad World” (Instrumental Mix)

Ben Howard — “Small Things”

The Walters — “I Love You So”

Rex Orange County — “Sunflower”

Midnite — “For His Speech”


The Marias — “Bast Ya”

boy pablo — “Everytime”

Greg Laswell — “Days Go On”

Ginger Taylor — “Scar”

The Guess Who — “Laughing”

Gary Glitter — “Rock ‘n’ Roll (Part 2)”

White Rabbit — “Mayssa Karaa”

The Marias — “Only In My Dreams”

Faithless — “Muhammad Ali”

Gabriel Yared — “37°2 le matin”

N.E.R.D. — “Lemon – Drake Remix”

Cosmo Pike — “Great Dane”

Madeleine Peyroux — “Don’t Wait Too Long”

Daniel Caesar — “Best Part” (Feat. H.E.R.)


Manu Chao — “Bong Bong”

Ginger Taylor — “Yuppie”

Ginger Taylor — “Seaside Arms”

This playlist is on the market for streaming on Spotify. The Academy Awards happen on Feb. 9, 2020.

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