While it may have been a joke last year when Deadpool wasn’t even eligible for an Oscar nod, this year the possibility of Deadpool receiving multiple Oscar nominations isn’t a joking matter and Ryan Reynolds is ready to do what it takes to make things happen. He’s just released a new For Your Consideration Video and sent personally signed letters in screener packages to Oscar nominators. Check those out below.First up there was the joke from last year’s fantastic marketing campaign.
Here’s the new video that Reynolds tweeted out yesterday:
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) January 13, 2017
There’s also this letter thanks to Indiwire critic Anne Thompson that was sent along with the Deadpool screener.
Now Deadpool winning the Best Picture Oscar is a long shot… a really, really, really, really long shot, but it deserves to get a nomination nod. Let’s not forget that Ryan Reynolds had to jump through a lot of hoops and overcome a ton of obstacles to get this picture made on a shoe-string budget and Deadpool ended up making almost 12 times its budget money back at the box office. Film makers dream about that kind of success. Put those factors on some other indie movie and that would be the big Oscar story of the year.
What do you think? Should Deadpool get the nod?