Hugh Jackman Reacts to Logan's Oscar Nomination

Star Hugh Jackman has responded to Logan's Academy Award nomination for best adapted screenplay -- it's the first superhero film to be recognized in the category -- and offered praise for director and co-writer James Mangold.

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"If Hollywood kept statistics for the most assists in nominations/awards," Jackman wrote on Twitter, "[James Mangold] would be the league leader. Today, he finally got the recognition he deserves. Congrats brother!"

Mangold responded to Jackman's tweet, writing, "Anything's possible when the work comes from a team joined at the hip, Hugh. You made this movie happen and protected and guided us with your brilliant performance and profound faith."

Although the filmmaker's movies have received nine Oscar nominations, only two of his films have won the prestigious award: 1999's Girl, Interrupted and 2005's Walk the Line. Mangold shares the Logan nomination with co-writers Scott Frank and Michael Green.

The winners of the 90th Academy Awards will be presented March 4 on ABC in a ceremony hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

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Jackman debuted as Wolverine in 2000’s X-Men. Over the course of 17 years, he appeared in eight X-Men films, including X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse. He concluded his tenure as Wolverine in Logan, which found the title character in a dystopian future in which the X-Men had been accidentally killed by an aging Professor X.

Logan is now available on Blu-ray, 4K, DVD, and Digital HD. Directed by James Mangold, the film stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant, and Dafne Keen.

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