Oscar nominations: Joker, Netflix’s The Irishman go big

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Todd Phillips' much-debated supervillain origin story and R-rated box-office smash "Joker" topped all films with 11 Academy Awards nominations, while Martin Scorsese's elegiac crime epic "The Irishman", Quentin Tarantino's 1960s Los Angeles fairy tale "Once Upon a Time.in Hollywood" and Sam Mendes' World War I tale "1917" all trailed close behind with 10 nods apiece. Not only is Joker up for best picture, but it's also been nominated for the achievement in directing, film editing, costume design, cinematography, makeup and hairstyling, sound editing, and sound mixing awards. "Frozen 2", the highest grossing animated film ever, was passed over.

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