Deadpool Might Actually Get Nominated For An Academy Award

  • Where were you, I ask, where were you, when you heard undeniable proof that Deadpool might be nominated for best picture at the Academy Awards! The same movie where a mercenary mutant ninja punched a man in his metal dick and said “hashtag drive by” as he walked and farted, might join La La Land, Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea! Where were you I ask!

    It’s true, folks! When Deadpool was nominated for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (why are they lumped together??) at the Golden Globes, along with Ryan Reynolds for best actor, many chuckled and brushed it aside. The Golden Globes nominates ridiculous and stupid movies all the time! Yet now, here we stand, and Deadpool got nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay from the Writer’s Guild, nominated for Best Comedy Film from the Phoenix Critics Circle, and most insanely of all, beat out Martin Scorsese’s Silence in the nominations for the Daryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures at the Producer’s Guild (basically their version of best live action movie).

    That’s a lot of prestige. Anyway, here is the dick punching scene in question.

  • The same people who vote for all those guild awards also vote in the Academy Awards, and those same people are regularly putting Deadpool alongside Manchester by the Sea. I mean, in a world where the Cubs win (yay!) and Donald Trump wins (oh no), why not nominate Deadpool, the least prestigious film on the planet, for an Academy Award.

    And I’m not the only one who sees its chances, CNN, Ryan Reynolds later tweeted (it’s at the top of the page!).

    What do you think of this story? Should Deadpool be nominated for Best Picture or is this the end of the Oscars? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter at @WhatsTrending.