Just a few months ago, Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot, took the world by storm and help put the DCEU back on its feet. Now, Warner has officially begun a For Your Consideration Oscars campaign for the film. But could it actually win?
While there certainly has been a fair amount of praise for DC’s Wonder Woman film, there have been many who remain critical of the studio’s current live-action films by calling the film overhyped. Despite all the negative remarks, the film has gone on to be the first DC movie since Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises to be “certified fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes and has become a huge milestone for female protagonists too. There’s no denying the impact it has had on the filmmaking industry.
Warner recognises this and is proudly standing behind the film. They have submitted to 15 out of the 16 categories that the film is eligible to receive, including Best Cinematography, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Picture.
“When you’re making a movie it’s completely all-consuming; there are many things you don’t have time to think about,” Director Patty Jenkins explained. “I certainly wasn’t thinking about the Oscars. It’s just not something you consider when you make these kinds of movies. I did the best that I could, but you kind of assume you’re not going to be considered for that kind of thing.”
Nevertheless, the director is very flattered by the recent Oscar buzz:
“But now, hearing that, I’m so flattered and stunned and super honoured to be in the awards conversation.”
Does Wonder Woman stand a chance? Possibly.