Four months ago, Wonder Woman took the world by storm and put the DC Extended Universe back on its feet. Not only was the movie was entertaining and heartfelt, but it represented a huge milestone for female protagonists. Do all of these things make Wonder Woman an Oscar contender, though?
Warner Bros. seems to think so, and has kicked off an Oscar campaign for the comic book film.
Warner Bros. Is Submitting 'Wonder Woman' For The 90th Academy Awards
Today, Warner Bros. launched a "For Your Consideration" Oscars campaign page, submitting Wonder Woman for 15 out of the 16 categories that the film is eligible to receive. These categories include all of the technical categories, Best Cinematography, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Picture. (Since Chris Pine is technically a supporting actor in the film, Wonder Woman has no candidate for Best Actor.)
Wonder Woman isn't the only film that Warner Bros is submitting for the Academy Awards — in fact, it's not even the only #DC movie. #TheLegoBatmanMovie is being considered for many awards including Best Director, Best Original Song and, of course, Best Animated Film.
However, Wonder Woman will have some fierce competition, even from other Warner Bros. releases. Blade Runner 2049 and Dunkirk are expected to receive many nominations, including for Best Picture and Best Director. But the difference is that those films (especially Dunkirk) were expected to receive nominations, whereas Wonder Woman is truly a wild card.
Could 'Wonder Woman' Win An Oscar?
There’s no denying that Wonder Woman is a great superhero movie. It has an intriguing storyline along with some great acting and visuals. It not only had a huge impact on the filmmaking industry but on society in general. For that reason, Wonder Woman is one of the most important films of the year, and the Academy may recognize that.
It certainly has a shot at some technical category nominations, and Patty Jenkins could very well receive a nomination for Best Director. Chris Pine probably won't get a nomination, but Gal Gadot might, even if a superhero acting nomination is always a long shot. Anything is possible! Whether or not the film will actually win an Oscar is a whole other debate, and one for the Academy voters to settle.
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(Source: Warner Bros.)