Jared Leto’s Joker Has Been Nominated For A Major Award

We’ve had plenty of words about Jared Leto‘s method performance in Suicide Squad. We’ve called him a tWi$t3d Joker, the living embodiment of the HAM horn, Edgy McEdgerton the edgelord, and other terms befitting someone who reportedly sent weird gifts like used condoms to his co-stars and never broke character between scenes.

All that hullabaloo resulted in very little actual screen time, but now Jared Leto can console himself with fancylad coats and praise from MTV, who have nominated him in the “best villain” category of the MTV Movie Awards. “Joker” himself responded to the news via Leto’s Twitter:

Bless his heart. Last year’s MTV Movie Awards debuted a new Suicide Squad trailer, so they’ve been hype on the movie for awhile.

Also nominated for best villain are Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan on The Walking Dead, Allison Williams as Rose Armitage in Get Out, Wes Bentley as Ambrose White / Dylan on American Horror Story: Roanoke, and the Demogorgon from Stranger Things.

The joke is on all of us if the Demogorgon wins and Jared Leto mounts the stage to inform us it was he who was playing the Demogorgon all along.

The MTV Movie Awards will air on May 7th, and you can vote for the nominees here.

(Via Bleeding Cool)