Look, I loved Deadpool! I thought it was a great film that was solidly written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, but I didn’t think it would ever be nominated for any awards! But here we are, awards season upon us, and it was just nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Writers Guild Awards, which means it could very well end up getting an Oscar nomination! How awesome is that?! The WGA nominations frequently predict what the Academy is going to recognize in their Adapted and Original Screenplay nominations.
Does it have a chance of winning? If it was nominated, then yeah… it definitely has a chance! The movie is going up against some pretty heavy hitters, though. You can see the full list of screenplay nominations below:
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
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
It’s kind of crazy to look at this list of nominations and see Deadpool in there. Most of the films on this list are heavy dramas, and then there’s Deadpool. It’s certainly saying a lot, and the fact that it’s unique from everything else could give it the win, but we’ll just have to wait and see.
Do you think Deadpool deserves the nomination?