Will Oscars Embrace 'Joker,' a Comic Book Movie Without a Superhero but With Gun Violence?

Will Oscars Embrace 'Joker,' a Comic Book Movie Without a Superhero but With Gun Violence?
Heath Ledger was awarded the best supporting actor Oscar for The Dark Knight. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse snagged a best animated feature Oscar. And Black Panther was nominated for the best picture Oscar, plus six other Oscars, three of which it won. In other words, over the past decade or so, comic book movies have not only taken over American cinemas, but have made major inroads at the Oscars, too.

But could a comic book movie without a superhero, centered solely on a truly despicable villain, also be embraced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences? Joker, which The Hangover helmer Todd Phillips co-wrote (with ...
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