Margot Robbie’s ‘Birds of Prey’ Shortlisted For Oscar Nominations

'Birds of Prey' has a shot at the Oscars!

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Margot Robbie’s second outing as Harley Quinn, Birds of Prey, has been shortlisted for two Oscar nominations.

It might not have raked in huge profits at the box office, but Margot Robbie’s Birds of Prey has impressed the Academy as the Cathy Yan-directed comic book movie has been shortlisted for two Oscar nominations. The director recently opened up about how she wished she had more control over the movie and how it was assembled, although she did say she doesn’t want to fight to see her ‘cut’ of the film released.

Birds of Prey has been shortlisted for Best Makeup and Hairstyling as well as Visual Effects. It’s surprising it’s even made the shortlist at all, since Warner Bros. didn’t add the film to its For Your Consideration website, so it’ll be interesting to see what voters made of the Margot Robbie movie. Harley Quinn will next be seen in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, with many  fans (including Cathy Yan) hoping that the DC anti-hero might return in another film, perhaps focusing on her relationship with Poison Ivy in the future.

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Here is the official synopsis for Birds of Prey:

“You ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia princess? Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.”

Directed by Cathy Yan from a script penned by Bumblebee writer Christina Hodson, Birds of Prey stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, Chris Messina as Victor Zsasz, Ewan McGregor as Black Mask, and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Ali Wong, Robert Catrini, and Michael Masini have also been cast in undisclosed roles.

Birds of Prey is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest developments surrounding Margot Robbie and the DC Extended Universe, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video content in the future!


Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

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