Joaquin Phoenix starrer Joker evidently received a divisive response by critics and audiences alike. Though the film ended its run at the global box office with a billion dollars under its kitty, it still received massive backlash from various audience members for the overt representation of violence. The film showcases gruesome violence and deals with mental health issues in a certain way which reportedly made many viewers uncomfortable.
There were rumours about Joker getting snubbed at the awards season given the nature of the film but that wasn’t the case as Joaquin Phoenix ended up winning the golden globe award for best actor. Also, Joker became the first comic book film to be nominated in 11 categories for Oscars, including best actor, director, and film. This has brought upon an uproar of reactions on social media which are both happy and distraught with the academy awards recognising Joker as one of the most prominent films of 2019 with 11 nominations. Check out fan reactions below -
Joaquin Phoenix has won the Critic's Choice Award for Best Actor for his performance in JOKER.— Jesabel (@JesabelRaay) January 13, 2020
Just love seeing the film bros & letterboxd thots community deteriorate in meltdowns over this. The Oscar is next! #Joker🃏 pic.twitter.com/JXK9qDV8eh
Considering how the movie got the entire nation talking about mental illness and had an accurate representation of what those people have to go thru in their lives and how they’re treated on a day or day basis, #Joker deserved those awards— Kittu (@SheWolf921) January 13, 2020
Despite all the Negative Coverage given to the Film near its Launch by the Stupid and Biased Media, it now is the Most Nominated Comic Book Movie!!— Aviral (@Aviral84764807) January 13, 2020
Congrats to all the Cast and Crew and Especially Joaquin Phoenix and Todd Philips!! ✌#Joker pic.twitter.com/q6JcyeCwsc
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