'Joker' leads Oscar nominations with 11

A billboard advertising the film "Joker" is pictured in Los Angeles, California, on Oct 2 last year. (Reuters photo)

Dark comic book story "Joker" led nominations on Monday for the Oscars, with 11 nods, including best picture.

The Warner Bros film will compete for the top prize with race car drama Ford v Ferrari, Netflix gangster movie The Irishman, Nazi satire Jojo Rabbit, classic novel Little Women, domestic drama Marriage Story, World War One film 1917, nostalgic Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and South Korean movie Parasite.

The Irishman, 1917 and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood got 10 nods each.

The Oscars, the highest awards in the movie industry, will be handed out at a ceremony in Hollywood on Feb 9.