Nominees for the 90th Academy Awards were announced this morning and many were stunned that Gal Gadot‘s Wonder Woman did not receive a single nomination. Now, fans have taken to the internet to express their disappointment and outrage over the fact that Wonder Woman has been completely shut out from this year’s Oscar nominations.
Wonder Woman received critical acclaim and broke box office records throughout the year, inspiring audiences and changing the game for female-led filmmaking. Many were hoping that groundbreaking success would result in Wonder Woman being recognized at the Academy Awards in major categories including Best Picture and Best Director for Patty Jenkins. Today, the nominees for this year’s Oscars were announced and the acclaimed DC film did receive any nominations, even in technical categories where blockbuster films are more commonly recognized. Fan reactions ranged from disappointed to angry, though many pointed out that the Oscar snubs will not take away from the cultural and social impact of Wonder Woman.
You can check out a handful of reactions to the Oscar snubs below!
The lack of Oscar noms for WONDER WOMAN has to be disappointing for the Oscar show producers. That's a movie that attracts a TV audience who might not otherwise watch.
— Rebecca Keegan (@ThatRebecca) January 23, 2018
I said Wonder Woman got completely snubbed and the response is “what could it possibly have been nominated for”. Can we at least agree the costumes and production design were great? It’s a WWI movie and they nominate historical films all the time. It wouldn’t have been weird.
— William Bibbiani (@WilliamBibbiani) January 23, 2018
— Amy (@Burtini) January 23, 2018
Don’t the Oscars have the ability to include like 11-12 best picture nominees? So why not include Logan or Wonder Woman for the hell of it? I mean, the whole reason they increased the nominations is because people got so pissed that they snubbed the Dark Knight 10 years ago
— Paul Ellison (@ARealMacReady) January 23, 2018
.#WonderWoman (2017) broke numerous records and it doesn’t need a Oscar to make history. Look at the impact they made in the industry and all the girls and boys who feel inspired by this universal story…that’s how you make history. So, thank you @PattyJenks @GalGadot
— ʬ⁸⁴ simona ミ☆ (@batofgothams) January 23, 2018
How do you feel about Wonder Woman being left out of this year’s Oscar race? Share your thoughts below!
Patty Jenkins will return to direct, co-write and produce the Wonder Woman sequel with The Expendables co-writer Dave Callaham signed on to pen the film based on a treatment by Jenkins and DC creative chief officer Geoff Johns.
Plot details for the Wonder Woman sequel are currently under wraps, though the film is set to follow the Amazonian Princess during the Cold War as she faces off against the Soviet Union in the 1980s. The film is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on November 1, 2019.
Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the 90th Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center on Sunday, March 4, 2018. The ceremony will be televised live on ABC.