Golden Globe nominee: Best Motion Picture - Drama; Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, Joaquin Phoenix; Best Director - Motion Picture, Todd Phillips; Best Original Score - Motion Picture, Hildur Guonadóttir
Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix stars in the title role of JOKER, alongside Oscar winner Robert De Niro. Todd Phillips' Golden Lion winner for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival is being heralded by critics as "gloriously daring," "a masterpiece," and "the film of the year." Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.
Todd Phillips, Scott Silver
Joaquin Phoenix, Glenn Fleshler, Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy, Shea Whigham