A Wonder Woman fan has launched a petition to earn director Patty Jenkins a Golden Globes nomination. At the time of writing, the petition has received an impressive 6,361 signatures out of its goal of 7,000 on The Petition Site since it was launched yesterday.
This is only one of many petitions that have hit the web regarding the DC Extended Universe lately. However, this one isn’t solely about Jenkins’ lack of nomination, but the general lack of female directors nominated. As Rotten Tomatoes pointed out on Twitter yesterday, four women-directed films — all of which scored over 80% on the review aggregate this year — did not earn a nomination in the Best Director category.
— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) December 12, 2017
While each director deserved the acknowledgement by the Golden Globes, the lack of recognition for Jenkins is surprising. Not only did Wonder Woman secure the largest opening ever for a female director, but it also went on to smash countless records at the box office this summer, ending its run with $821 at the worldwide box office. Typically, the Golden Globes give a good idea of what to expect from the Academy Awards; however, that doesn’t necessarily mean Jenkins won’t score a nomination there, especially with Warner Bros. having officially launched an Oscar campaign for both the film and Jenkins.
Fans of comic book movies will note that, over the years, superhero films have rarely received any sort of critical acclaim from award shows. Many assumed that would change, however, with this year’s Wonder Woman. The film not only saw praise for its star Gal Gadot, but also plenty of acclaim for director Patty Jenkins, who delivered a quality superhero film that managed to truly standout, while also being one of the most successful films this year.
Available now on digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot as Diana, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Ares, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Elena Anaya as Doctor Poison, and Lucy Davis as Etta Candy. You can catch Wonder Woman in action next in Justice League, which arrives on Nov. 17. The Wonder Woman sequel is set to hit theaters on Dec. 13, 2019.
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