Magazine article Screen International

Oscar Race Hots Up in Toronto after Venice Win for ‘Joker’

Magazine article Screen International

Oscar Race Hots Up in Toronto after Venice Win for ‘Joker’

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Titles generting early buzz include Just Mercy, The Personal History Of David Copperfield andProxima.

Joker’s Venice Golden Lion win confirms the film as a heavyweight contender in the best picture Oscar race

While Warner Bros’ dark drama will likely prove divisive, Joaquin Phoenix is the one to beat as lead actor based on raves from the Lido. Also generating early awards heat is Michael B Jordan for TIFF premiere Just Mercy, anotherWarner Bros title, and Adam Driver for Netflix’s Marriage Story, even though the film left Venice empty-handed. …

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