That previous noticed about “comedian books—they’re not only for children anymore!” went out with pet rocks and orange shag carpeting, however even in 2017, when superhero motion pictures carry the movie trade on their muscular, rippling backs, the style struggles for acceptance come Oscars time. Some individuals thought Deadpool had a shot at a Greatest Image nomination final yr after its shock Golden Globes nods, however these individuals have been being method too optimistic, particularly about an R-rated comedy the place Ryan Reynolds says “fuck” loads. Not even The Darkish Knight, which gave Well being Ledger a posthumous award for his function as The Joker, was nominated for Greatest Image.
And so, save for the sound and visible results classes and Greatest Make-up and Hairstyling—the class that introduced you the phrase “Academy Award winner Suicide Squad”—Oscars for comic-book motion pictures stay a rarity. Warner Bros. is hoping to vary that within the wake of Surprise Girl’s success, although, as Selection experiences that the studio is already getting ready to push the movie in a significant (and majorly costly) Oscars marketing campaign with the objective of creating it the primary comic-book film to get a Greatest Image nod. It’s additionally planning to place its awards-season assets behind director Patty Jenkins, who can be the primary director to get an Oscar nomination for a superhero movie, and, if she wins, would solely be the second lady ever to win Greatest Director. (The primary was Kathryn Bigelow for The Damage Locker.)
That is all very early, clearly, and the studio has declined to touch upon Selection’s story. However it’s in all probability secure to imagine that Surprise Girl star Gal Gadot, who simply joined the Academy this yr, shall be all the way down to solid her vote for the movie. Lots will depend on Gadot’s subsequent outing because the Amazon warrior, Justice League, which might harm Surprise Girl’s awards possibilities if it leaves a nasty style in voters’ mouths come November.
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