I won’t lie; if you told me that out of all the comic book films released last year Deadpool would be the one to receive legitimate Oscar contention, I’d think you were insane. But, we do live in a very, very weird version of 2017. Following the film’s unsuccessful Golden Globes night, in which Deadpool received two nominations, Ryan Reynolds has upped the game. The movie famously received nominations from the PGA, The Writer’s Guild and a DGA nomination. While none of this means the film will indeed receive a Best Picture nomination at the Academy Awards, it does put the movie in better contention than Ben Affleck’s Live By Night and Martin Scorsese’s Silence.
Reynolds went straight to Twitter to unveil the film’s “For Your Consideration” video. Movies typically do this around this time of the year as a means to show the Academy that their film is worthy of an Oscar nomination. Many in the comic book community feel that Deadpool should not receive a nomination for Best Picture, as opposed to last summer’s Batman V Superman, and Captain America: Civil War. You can check out Reynolds’ hilarious video below, which includes everything, from shots at Fox, to ass-shots to casting couch jokes.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) January 13, 2017
So, how do you guys feel about this? Do you want to see Deadpool receive a nomination for Best Picture? Personally, I do not think the movie is worthy of Best Picture, but as for Reynolds’ performance? I think he certainly has a shot. The dude was simply brilliant.
Deadpool is on DVD/Blu-Ray now.
Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Forces operative who now works as a mercenary. His world comes crashing down when evil scientist Ajax (Ed Skrein) tortures, disfigures and transforms him into Deadpool. The rogue experiment leaves Deadpool with accelerated healing powers and a twisted sense of humor. With help from mutant allies Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), Deadpool uses his new skills to hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life.