‘Deadpool’: Hilarious “For Your Consideration” Video Released

Credit: Fox/Marvel Comics

Credit: Fox/Marvel Comics

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.

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.

Source: Twitter

Roby D'Ottavi

Roby D'Ottavi

Just a young writer hoping to become an old writer. From the land Down Under; no, I don't know Jai Courtney.

  • AKA

    Me, it makes me smile every time I think about it. Indeed, I really like this movie and Ryan Reynolds is really great in this role.
    A nomination does not mean winning so many people in particular some reporters should relax. Some are really condescending elsewhere.
    What is important is that this film helps to move things a little in the way this type of film is considered by the Academy and others. I think that Logan or even Black Panter ect .. will allow to go a little further. By cons Ryan Reynolds plays the game thoroughly. I think he is well aware of the large numbers of people who are skeptical and mocking and I do not think he is naive or fooled on this issue but he plays his role as a producer. He is passionate about this character, this universe, and we can at least all recognize this.

  • Lunkman

    I’d appreciate it if someone could explain this sentence to me:”Many in the comic book community feel that Deadpool should not receive a nomination for Best Picture, as oppose to last summer’s Batman V Superman, and Captain America: Civil War.” Nevermind that BvS came out in MARCH and was barely a Spring movie, much less summer, I don’t think anyone believes either BvS or Civil War deserves a nomination, though I think this suggests otherwise? It would be “opposed” but “oppose”, so maybe the author is trying to say something else??? Clarification would be helpful!

    • Fenix

      What does it coming out in the summer have to do with the best picture nomination?

      • Lunkman

        Good question, one of the many things the author included that confuses me.

        • Roby D’Ottavi

          Hi, Lunkman, I appreciate your comment.

          Now, onto your queries…

          If you hop onto Twitter, you will find that many in the comic book/film community, believe Deadpool is not worthy of a best picture nomination. Especially as films like Silence and Batman V Superman are ignored. I’m not making this up, I have found these opinions online.

          Now, your next one. Films that are released earlier in the year typically have a harder time making it into the Oscar picture. Of course, you can google this and work it out yourself.

          Anyway, thanks!