Did 'Deadpool' get snubbed at the Oscars? | The Tylt
"Deadpool" is one of the biggest box office hits and critically-acclaimed films of 2016. The movie received two major Golden Globe nominations and has been in contention for other awards. Because of this, moviegoers thought "Deadpool" would be nominated at the Oscars for Best Picture. While fans are upset, others argue that the unconventional superhero isn't the type of film for the Oscars. Did "Deadpool" get snubbed? 🎥
Did 'Deadpool' get snubbed at the Oscars?
"Deadpool" is among the most praised and successful films of 2016. Yet, no Oscar nods. Fans and some Oscar experts were expecting the film to be nominated for Best Picture.
Hugh Jackman acknowledged how much blood, sweat and tears Ryan Reynolds put into "Deadpool." He and many fans believed that "Deadpool" deserved a Best Picture nomination. Dang it...
Mashable's Marcus Gilmer pointed out "Deadpool" was passed over for great films like—"Hidden Figures" and "La La Land." Plus, "Deadpool" isn't for the Oscars, and it's still a damn good movie!
The Wrap's Steve Pond would agree.
Ha! Ryan Reynolds is handling the snub well.
But fans are not. While some are shocked, others are pissed that the Academy Awards ignored "Deadpool"—especially for Best Picture.
It's been pointed out that even the phrase "Oscar worthy" is problematic. Film critics and the Academy are too uptight about what is deemed a worthy contender for the Oscars. The contenders should be praised by both critics and fans—and there should be a wide array of diversity in genre and film types. Grow some more edge, Oscars. But it's all about the politics in Hollywood.
DEADPOOL not being "Oscar worthy" is exactly my point.— Kevin McCarthy (@KevinMcCarthyTV) January 24, 2017
We've been trained to think a CERTAIN TYPE of film is "Oscar Worthy."
But some fans can admit that although "Deadpool" is a badass movie, it's not the type of film that gets Oscar nods. And that's okay. Yeah—the Oscars can be formulaic, but there are so many layers in considering what deserves the top honors in Hollywood.
I loved Deadpool, thought it was good, but not Oscar worthy. The plot is something we've seen a thousand times over and some of the humor...— Pastafarian Saiyan (@cynicalgamer98) January 24, 2017