Deadpool is continuing to break ground and pave the way for the future of the superhero genre. After becoming the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time, Deadpool has now landed itself a best-adapted screenplay nomination from the Writers Guild of America.
The comic book adapted for the big screen by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick has been praised for it’s fantastic and hilarious storyline along with its action sequences and visual effects that were done on an extremely modest budget but manage to rival those of Marvel’s biggest films.
This isn’t the first time a genre film has been nominated by the Writers Guild of America. In the past, the WGA has recognized the brilliance of such films as Guardians of the Galaxy and Rian Johnson’s time-travel thriller Looper but what is important about Deadpool’s nomination is that it signals a possible Oscar nomination for the film later this year. The chances are slim it will manage to win but it absolutely deserves the nomination.
The chances Deadpool will take home the WGA award is also slim as it is up against some pretty stiff competition including:
- Nocturnal Animals – Tom Ford
- Deadpool – Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick
- Arrival – Eric Heisserer
- Fences – August Wilson
- Hidden Figures – Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi
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