Deadpool did not receive any Oscar nominations, and star Ryan Reynolds posted his reaction shortly after this news spread.
Many movies and stars in Hollywood have reason to celebrate today with the announcement of the Oscar nominations, but Deadpool and Reynolds do not. The film was shut out of all categories despite a truly impressive awards run up to this point, with Golden Globe nominations, a WGA nomination, a PGA nomination and a DGA nomination.
So how does Reynolds feel about the Academy passing the film over? He's taking it in stride. The actor tweeted his reaction early this morning:
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) January 24, 2017
This is a reference to he and the film getting nominated for Golden Globes back in December:
Thank you, Golden Globes! As we speak, the entire Deadpool team is engaged in a grotesque, early morning tickle-fight. pic.twitter.com/l2LJT32tAi
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 12, 2016
While many had been hoping for a Deadpool appearance at the Oscars, it is notoriously difficult for comedies - especially raunchy comedies like Deadpool - to get recognition from the group.
"I've always said that I wish the Oscars had a category for comedy as well," Reynolds told Entertainment Weekly recently. "It's not an easy job. Oftentimes with comedies you have to have some pathos and real grit that in turn earns you the right to subvert expectations and be funny. It takes a lot of construction."
While Deadpool may not have received love from the Academy, its $363 million box office in the U.S. alone will surely be enough of a consolation prize.
The Academy did acknowledge other blockbusters, however. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Passengers and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story each received two nominations, while others like Doctor Strange, The Jungle Book, Star Trek Beyond and Suicide Squad all received a nomination apiece as well.
Regardless, it's clear that the movie to beat this year is La La Land. The Los Angeles-based musical received a whopping 14 nominations, tying it with All About Eve and Titanic as the most nominated film in history.
The 2017 Oscars will air live from coast to coast on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT on ABC, with host Jimmy Kimmel.