With the new year comes the award season for movies in 2016. To everyone surprise, Deadpool has garnered two nominations from the prestigious Golden Globes. One for “Best Actor In A Musical Or Comedy” and the other for “Best Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy.” To be even nominated is already a miracle in the eyes of some. However, they can now add a nomination for a Writer’s Guild Award to their list of growing accolades. This nomination is for “Best Adapted Screenplay.” The news, however, has people already moving forward to the big ticket, the Academy Awards. Could it be possible that you’ll be calling Deadpool an Academy Award winning film? Signs are pointing to yes.
While the other precursor to the Oscars is considered to be the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards, a Writer’s Guild Award is just as good. The other nominees also include: Arrival, Fences, Hidden Figures, and Nocturnal Animals. These are some serious contenders. To give you an idea of what Deadpool is up against, Chris Orr of The Atlantic said Arrival was, “The best film of the year to date, ambitious in conception and extraordinary in execution, has arrived.” Here is what Orr had to say about Deadpool, “Flamboyantly vulgar and determinedly self-referential, Deadpool has the shape of a superhero movie but the soul of a Danny McBride flick.” That was considered a positive review.
After reading several more of Deadpool‘s reviews, it’s not just about being nominated anymore. Winning will actually mean something at this point. Imagine, Deadpool, a movie which consisted primarily of dick jokes winning any one of these prestigious awards. These shows better get ready, because their numbers are about to go up as comic book nerds are about to come out in droves to see their “little” movie possibly win an achievement.
Watch Deadpool win a Golden Globe on January 8 at 8 PM EST, and then watch it win a Writer’s Guild Award on February 19.