The biggest night of the year in Hollywood. Every year more great comic book and superhero movies are being added to the list of nominees for the coveted award. This year is no different from Joaquin Phoenix in Joker to the highly anticipated summer blockbuster Avengers Endgame. We made a list of some this years highlighted winners.
Academy Awards 2020
Best Performance from an Actor in a Motion Picture
Joker – Joaquin Phoenix
Winner: Joker – Joaquin Phoenix
After seeing the masterful performance from Joaquin Phoenix and the eager direction of Todd Philips. There was no questioning the nomination for the Joker star. He gives the character a different sense, style and rhythm. Which makes for a great take on the classic character from the Batman and Dc Comics universe.
Some of the other contenders in this category; Adam Driver (Marriage Story), Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory), Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes), and Leonardo Dicaprio (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood). Considering the contenders in this category it was a hard decision for the Academy for this years Best Performance by an Actor.
So you are aware, Joker made his first appearance in the comics in Batman #1 from creators Bob Kane and Bill Finger.
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)
Joker – Hildur Guonadottir
Winner: Joker – Hildur Guonadottir
After winning the 2020 Golden Globe Award for the achievement in Musical Score for a motion picture. Hildur Guonadottir was a prime nominee and potential winner for the award. She is the first female to win the award in this category in over 20 years.
Some of the other nominees in this category are Thomas Newman (1917), Alexdre Desplat (Little Women), Randy Newman (Marriage Story), and John Williams (Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker.
Best Achievement In Visual Effects
Avengers Endgame – Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Matt Aitken, Daniel Sudick
Winner: 1917 – Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler, Dominic Tuohy
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