Is Deadpool on its way to being nominated for an Oscar? Probably not, but that didn't stop it from being recognized by the Golden Globes. The team behind the blockbuster superhero adventure were certainly surprised to wake up this morning and find out that the movie had been nominated for a few important awards.
The 74th annual Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning in a ceremony held in the Beverly Hilton, Los Angeles. These awards nominations are selected by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and they recognize achievements in excellence in both film and TV, foreign and domestic. They rank only behind the Oscars as the year's most anticipated accolades, and there is always a glamorous reception that has received much attention over the past decade. Some people consider them the fun drunk uncle of the Oscars, so it only makes sense that Deadpool and its starRyan Reynolds would get recognized for their achievements this year.
The Golden Globes can be a good barometer for what we can expect to see at the Oscars. But they are often a lot edgier and take some chances The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences would never adhere to. So a few films get recognized that will definitely be overlooked come Oscar night. And the Marvel adventure Deadpool, sorry to say, is probably one of those movies. Which makes its Golden Globes chances even more exciting and fun.
It's not often that a superhero movie gets recognized for any major award in any category outside technical achievements such as VFX, Editing, Sound or costumes, and even then, a nomination can be hard to come by for these less prestigious, though often more crowd pleasing movies. Last year it was Mad Max Fury Road that landed a bunch of deserved yet unexpected awards attention, and that George Miller movie went home with a few Oscars of its own.
Deadpool is the only R-rated comic book movie to ever get a Golden Globes nomination for Best Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy. It was nominated alongside 20th Century Women, Florence Foster Jenkins, La La Land, and Sing Street. If that wasn't cool enough, leading man Ryan Reynolds was nominated in the category for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy. He was recognized alongside Colin Farrell for The Lobster, Ryan Gosling for La La Land, Hugh Grant for Florence Foster Jenkins, and Jonah Hill for War Dogs. While the movie probably won't win this award, getting nominated was exciting enough for the Deadpool team. Ryan Reynolds sent out the tweet below after the nomination was announced.
In Deadpool, Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Forces operative who now works as a mercenary. His world comes crashing down when evil scientist Ajax (Ed Skrein) tortures, disfigures and transforms him into Deadpool. The rogue experiment leaves Deadpool with accelerated healing powers and a twisted sense of humor. With help from mutant allies Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), Deadpool uses his new skills to hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life.