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'Deadpool' Movie Awards: How Ryan Reynolds Comedy Might Actually Upset The Oscar Race [VIDEO]

'Deadpool' may be a more viable Oscar contender than once thought.

By Kevin Jacobsen, EnStars on Jan 10, 2017 04:39 PM EST
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Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool in 'Deadpool' (Photo : 20th Century Fox)

Deadpool is getting a surprising amount of awards love lately, sparking the possibility of the film being in major contention at the Oscars.

It's safe to say that Deadpool is not your typical awards-friendly fare. First and foremost, it's a superhero movie, even if it revels in satirizing the genre and poking holes in its often serious tone. It's also a major financial success, which really hasn't factored into awards for a while outside of the animated films and the occasional breakout hit like American Sniper or The Revenant.

Yet, Deadpool is having a very impressive awards showing so far this year. The film won two Critics' Choice Awards, including one for star Ryan Reynolds, and it received two Golden Globe nominations, including one for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. But that's not all. The film has picked up nominations at multiple industry guilds, including the American Cinema Editors, the Writers Guild of America and as of today, the Producers Guild of America.

As such, it's clear that the industry is impressed with Deadpool, enough to warrant a discussion about whether the film might show up in a few categories at the Oscars.

First off, Deadpool made it onto the shortlist for the Best Makeup and Hairstyling category, so it stands a strong chance there at least. The Writers Guild nomination is a pretty big deal, too, and may benefit from a wide open field in Best Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars.

And of course, there's always the possibility it could sneak into Best Picture. The Academy did expand the Best Picture lineup beyond five nominees in 2009 after The Dark Knight failed to get nominated the previous year, to seemingly make room for more populist films. Deadpool would probably fill that slot this year considering its incredible $363 million total, with Arrival and its $94 million box office haul as the second highest contender.

Ultimately, Deadpool is perhaps too out-there for the Academy's usual tastes, but a surprise is always possible with the Oscars.

The Oscar nominations will be announced Tuesday, Jan. 24.

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