Why Avengers: Endgame's Director Is 'Ecstatic' About Joker's Oscar Nominations

by Jeremy Spirogis
Why Avengers: Endgame's Director Is 'Ecstatic' About Joker's Oscar Nominations

While Joe Russo is greater than justified in chalking up Joker’s success as a victory, it’s curious that he feels it’s this movie, and never those that got here earlier than it, that broke the stigma. While it’s true that the majority comedian e-book movies are relegated to technical awards on the Oscars (Avengers: Endgame is barely up for Best Visual Effects), Joker isn’t the primary one in every of its sort to take pleasure in widespread accolades. In 2009, Heath Ledger received a posthumous Academy Award for his portrayal of — you guessed it — the Joker in The Dark Knight. And simply final 12 months, Black Panther nabbed a Best Picture nod, along with seven different nominations.

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