Deadpool 2 Is Campaigning For a Best Picture Nomination (No, Seriously)

As far as Wade Wilson's mutant mercenary alter ego is concerned, it's all about giving maximum effort -- and that is exactly what parent studio 20th Century Fox is doing with Deadpool 2.

The studio has just begun an extensive "For Your Consideration" ad campaign so that the R-Rated superhero film can enter the Academy Awards race. Fox is mainly going after the crown jewel of the Oscars, the Best Picture category, but it isn't stopping there: it's also hoping to land some nominations for Best Actor, Best Visual Effects and Best Sound Mixing, among many others.

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The first Deadpool movie had a very similar "For Your Consideration" ad campaign, although the movie didn't end up getting any sort of nomination at the awards ceremony. While it's clear that the superhero comedy has little hope of ever being nominated for Best Picture, it does stand a chance in the more technical categories such as Visual Effects, Sound, Editing and Makeup and Hairstyling.

Here is the full list of potential awards 20th Century Fox is pushing Deadpool 2 for:

Best Picture

Produced by

Simon Kinberg, p.g.a.,

Ryan Reynolds, p.g.a.,

Lauren Shuler Donner

Best Original Screenplay

Written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick & Ryan Reynolds

Best Director

David Leitch

Best Actor

Ryan Reynolds

Best Supporting Actor

Josh Brolin

Julian Dennison

T.J. Miller

Karan Soni

Jack Kesy

Best Supporting Actress

Morena Baccarin

Zazie Beetz

Leslie Uggams

Brianna Hildebran

Best Cinematography

Jonathan Sela

Best Film Editing

Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir

Dirk Westervelt

Craig Alpert, ACE

Best Makeup And Hairstyling

Makeup Design and Supervision, Bill Corso

Department Head Makeup, Monica Huppert

Department Head Hair, S. Anne Carroll

Best Sound Mixing

Sound Mixer, Mark Noda

Re-Recording Mixers, Paul Massey and Martyn Zub

Best Visual Effects

Dan Glass

Mike Vezina

Michael Brazelton

Stephane Naze

Best Production Design

Production Designer, David Scheunemann

Set Decorator, Sandy Walker

Best Costume Design

Kurt Swanson

Bart Mueller

Best Original Score

Music by Tyler Bates

Best Sound Editing

Supervising Sound Editor, Mark Stoeckinger

On top of having a very successful theatrical run this past summer, Deadpool 2 is returning to theaters next month with a PG-13 cut titled Once Upon a Deadpool.

The Academy Awards will air Sunday, Feb. 24, on ABC.

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Appearing in theaters from Dec. 12 to Dec. 24, Once Upon a Deadpool stars Ryan Reynolds, Zazie Beetz, Morena Baccarin, Leslie Uggams, Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapičić, Julian Dennison, Josh Brolin and Fred Savage.

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