Writers Guild Nominates ‘Deadpool’ For Adapted Screenplay

Deadpool, Writers, Guild Deadpool has offically become an award season contender and the nominations continue to come in. The Writers Guild has nominated Deadpool for Adapted Screenplay. Deadpool is surrounded by some tough competition, additional nominees from The Writers Guild include, Arrival, Fences, Hidden Figures, and Nocturnal Animals.

The full list of Writers Guild nominees are below.

Deadpool has already garnered attention from the high-level award shows, including the Golden Globes. Reynolds landed in the Best Actor In A Comedy category alongside such contenders as Ryan Gosling, Jonah Hill, Hugh Grant, and Colin Farrell. Deadpool was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Comedy. In addition, Deadpool and Suicide Squad are on the shortlisted achievements for best Makeup and Hairstyling with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The nominees for the 67th ACE Eddie Awards have also been announced and Deadpool and Netflix’s Stranger Things have both earned nominations. The awards will be taking place on Friday, Jan. 27. Deadpool has been nominated within the Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy) category.

Tim Miller’s Deadpool concluded its domestic run at $363,070,709 million, which is quite impressive considering that the movie only had a reported production budget of $58 million. The R-Rated superhero movie also earned $412,634,673 million in various foreign markets over the course of 18 weeks for a worldwide total of $775,705,382 million.

Deadpool is out on Blu-Ray/DVD as well as purchasable through Digital Download. The sequel, directed by David Leitch, is reportedly eyed for a 2018 release.

The full list of WGA nominees is below:

Original Screenplay

Hell or High Water, Written by Taylor Sheridan; CBS Films

La La Land, Written by Damien Chazelle; Lionsgate

Loving, Written by Jeff Nichols; Focus Features

Manchester by the Sea, Written by Kenneth Lonergan; Amazon Studios/Roadside Attractions

Moonlight, Written by Barry Jenkins, Story by Tarell McCraney; A24

Adapted Screenplay

Arrival, Screenplay by Eric Heisserer; Based on the Story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang; Paramount Pictures

Deadpool, Written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick; Based on the X-Men Comic Books; Twentieth Century Fox Film

Fences, Screenplay by August Wilson; Based on his Play; Paramount Pictures

Hidden Figures, Screenplay by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi; Based on the Book by Margot Lee Shetterly; Twentieth Century Fox Film

Nocturnal Animals, Screenplay by Tom Ford; Based on the Novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright; Focus Features

Documentary Screenplay

Author: The JT LeRoy Story, Written by Jeff Feuerzeig; Amazon Studios

Command and Control, Telescript by Robert Kenner and Eric Schlosser, Story by Brian Pearle and Kim Roberts; Based on the book Command and Control by Eric Schlosser; American Experience Films

Zero Days, Written by Alex Gibney; Magnolia Pictures

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Source: Comicbook.com

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  • Carl

    This really seems like a solidarity moment for the creatives that pushed so hard to make Deadpool they way they wanted and not the way the studio wanted. It’s not really a great adaptation of any Deadpool story but a very good adaptation of the character. Civil War is a better adapted screenplay. It’s very different from the comic version but it encompasses the idea of the story very well. It’s also a great movie.