Today The Golden Globes announced it’s 2020 nominations. As ever with any awards ceremonies it has its fair share of expected and unexpected nominations. Todd Phillips Joker has been nominated was expected since it’s world premiere at Venice Film Festival.
The film has received 4 Golden Globe nominations, for Best Drama Motion Picture, Best Director of a Motion Picture, Best Actor in a Drama Motion Picture, and Best Original Score.
Director Todd Phillips, lead actor Joaquin Phoenix and composer Hildur Guðnadóttir have issued the below reactions in response to the nominations…
Director Todd Phillips kicked off the response to the Awards “My sincere thanks to the HFPA for their significant recognition of Joker. We set out to make a small film about some big issues —and it’s been incredibly gratifying to see how the movie and Joaquin’s brilliant performance are resonating with so many. I congratulate our wonderful composer, Hildur, and my fellow producers Emma Tillinger Koskoff and Bradley Cooper, who worked tirelessly with our amazing crew to bring this film to the screen. I also congratulate my fellow nominees and am so proud to be in their company.”
Phoenix kept his response short and sweet – “Thanks so much to the HFPA for all of their support of Joker.”
Hildur Guðnadóttir quoted “My deepest gratitude to the Hollywood Foreign Press for the great honor bestowed on me with this Golden Globe nomination! It is wonderful to be recognized by this esteemed group of international journalists, some of whom I had the pleasure to meet in LA, and to feel such strong ties between Europe and Hollywood. Congratulations to Todd and Joaquin on their Golden Globe nominations for their incredible work, I feel truly blessed to be part of this team. Helping find the internal voice of Arthur Fleck was an artistic dream. This is a year for outstanding and innovative music and I celebrate with all Best Score nominees and am happy for their nomination as I am for mine.”
Related: Film Review – Joker (2019)
To some critics and film fans Todd Phillips film has been very divisive. However the film has become the first comic book related R rated film to join billion dollar box office club.
You can read about the full list of nominees for 77th Golden Globes at the awards website.
The Golden Globes Awards ceremony will take place on 5th January. The Joker is still in cinemas now and available to own from 27th January 2020.