Joaquin Phoenix's Joker Gets Major Oscar Buzz After Winning Top Award at Venice Film Festival

Joaquin Phoenix's Joker Gets Major Oscar Buzz After Winning Top Award at Venice Film Festival
Awards season has officially begun, and Joker, the origin story of the famous Batman villain, is getting early Oscar buzz.

The film, which stars Joaquin Phoenix, won the Golden Lion top prize after it premiered at the Venice International Film Festival on Aug. 31, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Joker subsequently screened at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday night and at both screenings, the movie was met with praise from critics. And while Phoenix was applauded for his “impressive” performance, the film received some backlash for its depictions of violence.

After Monday’s premiere, Collider’s Perri Nemiroff wrote,
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