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Now, of all the places you might imagine Deadpool and the cast of Suicide Squad facing off in a winner-takes-all melee, the 2017 Academy Awards most likely weren't one of them. Fan fiction, sure. Wade Wilson's wet dreams, absolutely. A T.J. Miller-hosted after-party in the Hollywood Hills — why not? But the ? Sure, Deadpool's won some early awards season recognition from the , and won a Grammy nomination for best soundtrack, but surely only the movies' most determined boosters would ever imagine that the controversial, comic book-y pair would face off in a major category at the Oscars.

And yet...

'Deadpool' And 'Suicide Squad' Might Just Face Off At The Oscars

'Suicide Squad' [Credit: Warner Bros.]
'Suicide Squad' [Credit: Warner Bros.]

That, at least, is the suggestion that the recently announced nomination shortlist for the "Best Makeup and Hairstyling" category would seem to suggest, with the pair joining the likes of , , , and on the preliminary list.

Which means, should that initial group be whittled down sufficiently, we could well see and Suicide Squad go head to head at the Oscars come February 26. What's more, with both movies featuring a whole lot of incredibly impressive makeup work, there's every possibility that they could find themselves the front runners.

And, even if they were to lose, it'd allow them both to describe themselves as "Oscar-Nominated Movies," which is fun. Not least because 's promo videos would surely start getting ridiculous in the lead-up to the ceremony.

What do you think, though? Which Oscars categories would you nominate Deadpool and Suicide Squad in, if any? Let us know below!

(Sources: EW)

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