So, the Oscar nominations were revealed tonight, and somewhat not surprisingly, Deadpool did not receive an award nomination from the committee. In case you were out of the loop, a previous awards association did nominate Deadpool for some awards, and this show and the Oscars have had a lot of crossover in the past. Yet, it didn’t seem to matter, as Deadpool was left off of the ballot.
But, leave it to Ryan Reynolds to take the high road, and state on Twitter:
“Regularly scheduled tickle-fight at Camp #Deadpool is still on. Congrats to all the nominees for these brilliant films. #Oscars2017”
Again, it’s easy to see why the film was “snubbed”, it’s definitely not a film that was “custom made” for the Oscars like some of the films that got nominated were. It was for the comic book community, the same community that made sure the Deadpool was not only a hit, but blew away Box Office expectations. The community that rallied behind Ryan Reynolds and said, “We want this film!” So yeah, it wasn’t nominated for an Oscar, but I bet it made more money than some of those Oscar films did! And sometimes, that’s what matters most.