'Deadpool' Just Got Nominated for Another Prestigious Award

Wednesday, 04 January 2017 - 4:51PM
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Wednesday, 04 January 2017 - 4:51PM
'Deadpool' Just Got Nominated for Another Prestigious Award
Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds' eleven-year labor of love that features everything from masturbation jokes to quotes like "you look like Freddy Krueger face-fucked a topographical map of Utah," just got nominated for a Writers Guild Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, beating out movies like Martin Scorsese's Silence and adding another layer of whipped cream on the giant humble pie served to everyone who said an R-rated superhero movie wouldn't work. A round of applause!

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The WGA nomination (combined with the Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor and Best Movie in the Comedy/Musical category) pours more fuel on the growing speculation about whether Deadpool will do what Christopher Nolan's Batman movies could not: grab that little golden Oscar statue, or at least secure a nomination. Even Hugh Jackman (Ryan Reynolds superhero BFF) admits that snubbing The Dark Knight was bullshit, and that Reynolds' film should get more than a scoff from the Academy:

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"When I hosted the Oscars, 'Batman' didn't get nominated, and everyone was talking about it. It's a stretch to say these are injustices in life - we are happy and making movies. But I love it when someone like Ryan gets recognized." He adds, "These big-budget or comic-book movies are not easy to pull off."
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But really, Deadpool has already gone the distance just by being nominated for all these awards, pleasing the fans, wowing the critics, and securing a sequel that will stay true to its original spirit (not to mention making roughly a shitzillion dollars and becoming the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time). If the Oscars leave Deadpool out of the line-up this year, it won't matter. If it does get the nom, let alone wins...well, on that day, we will post a Deadpool version of that Ron Paul gif.

It's Happening!


Yeah, that one.

The winners of the Writers Guild Awards will be announced February 19th. The Oscars nominations will be announced January 24th, 2017. Deadpool 2 hits US theaters January 12th, 2018.
 
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