Amazon Prime Video to premiere Joker, its next Oscar 2020-winning movie premiere after Parasite
On 29th March, Amazon Prime Video premiered the critically and commercially acclaimed movie Parasite in India on its streaming platform. Now, close on the heels of the digital premiere of that stunning movie, comes news that Amazon Prime Video will now premiere another critically-acclaimed Oscar 2020 winner — Joaquin Phoenix's Joker.
Joker had racked up the most number of nominations at this year's Academy Awards, out of which it won two - Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix and Best Original Score for Hildur Guðnadóttir.
The movie had a theatrical release in India on 2nd October, after which, it was re-released in Indian theatres on 14th February 2020, which was just after the Oscars, to cash in on the renewed interest in the movie.
With the premiere of the movie in India on Amazon Prime Video, and that too in the period when the entire country is cooped up at home due to the compulsory Coronavirus lockdown, it is ensured that the movie will grab eyeballs in huge numbers. This is especially true for Tier II and Tier III towns, where the movie most likely did not see a theatrical release.
All said and done, releasing two Oscar winners back to back is an absolute win-win for Amazon Prime Video, along with another Oscar winner in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, before that.