The official nominees for the 89th Academy Awards have been announced, and despite a creative campaign, critical acclaim and strong fan support, the Merc with a Mouth has been shut out of the nominations. Despite receiving a number of other awards and nominations in the preamble to the Oscars, “Deadpool,” star Ryan Reynolds and director Tim
Miller will not be represented when the Academy Awards are held Jan. 24.
The creative team for the unlikely Fox hit was similarly shut out at the Golden Globes, where it was nominated for Best Picture, Comedy or Musical, and Reynolds was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy. The movie did, however, win a pair of People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Action Movie and Favorite Actor.
Comic book based films weren’t completely shut out of this year’s Academy Awards, however. “Marvel’s Doctor Strange” received a nomination for Best Visual Effects, where the Benedict Cumberbatch-led film will face off against “Deepwater Horizon,” “The Jungle Book,” “Kubo and the Two Strings” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” for the Oscar.
Warner Bros. and DC Films’ “Suicide Squad” is up for an Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyling, facing “A Man Called Ove” and “Star Trek Beyond.”
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” was also nominated for Best Sound Mixing alongside “Arrival,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” “La La Land” and “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.”
The 89th Annual Academy Awards ceremony airs Sunday, February 26th, 2017 on ABC, starting at 8:30 PM ET.
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