Wonder Woman Oscar

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.

Wonder Woman Oscar

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.

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    • Good point but WW made some pretty good talking points that are relevant to our society; cause for a gynocentric, female – led superhero movie, I expected a lot of male ranting and just basically another political push to make men irrelevant. Surprisingly though, that was not the case when it made an unexpected turn to validate man’s importance in a functioning society; as WW said in her own lines: “They (men) are so much more than that.”

  1. For doing what ? There are way better films and performance roles worthy of an oscar , take the shield and sword put it away ,add some clothing on her and give her a real role to base her worth as possible ascar winner.

  2. Hold up please. It was a good movie. If you make your hero want to and enjoy helping people, half your work is done. This was good, but had it’s flaws. After the hype I was kinda surprised it wasn’t better, but it did a good job for sure!

  3. Best picture? Best actress? Best director? Are you f-ing kidding me? This movie was good and Gal Gadot was good but it’s quickly become maybe the most overrated movie ever. It was basically an enjoyable version of Man of Steel. It’s nowhere near as good as Logan or Thor: Ragnarok and I’m not even sure it was better than Guardians 2. So it’s not even the second best or maybe not even in top three in the superhero genre alone this year.

    • Well, it sure spaniel Logan and Dark Knight, and many people I️ know can’t get enough of it. Personally, I️ haven’t been willing to revisit a film in theater (I’m cheap) since 1999 for The Matrix. Gal nailed it, great chemistry between the characters, solid story, and told an amazing story of one of the most noble superhero’s ever. I’m a Superman fan, but this spanked MOS and BvS easily. Guardians was great, loved it, but it was mainly entertaining because of humor and bathos, which is what they are god at. Sadly, while this entertains it takes away from serious moments and critical character building. WW was brilliant and there weren’t many non superhero movies that deserved much attention this year…

  4. It’s a good film but if it wins an Oscar outside of technical realms it just confirms that identity politics is everything to these people. Why? Because sci-fi fantasy almost never wins. The last one I can think of was the Dark Knight and that was a posthumous sympathy award to Heath Ledger. If he had lived he wouldn’t have got it. That’s a fact. These people giving awards are pretentious snobs. Anything with mass appeal is like kryptonite to them.

    • Not saying it doesn’t deserve it, just saying if Hollywood gives it to a scifi genre film it will not be on its merits. They turn their nose up to everything scifi or fantasy. So many films deserved the best picture award at different times more than Wonder Woman does. But if they do, it’s only a nod to affirming their feminist values, not because it was the best picture, which in all honesty to me it probably was for this year. But they snubbed Star Wars, they snubbed the original Superman with Cristopher Reeves which is still vastly ahead of modern superhero films in terms of character, storytelling and film direction. They snubbed tons of landmark scifi films. This would be a politically motivated move and they would wrap it up in the context of all the revelations of Hollywood’s sexual harassment problem. I’m sick of Hollywood and their hypocritical handwringing at ordinary Americans, they can get fucked. I appreciate the film because I have always loved these films. But I doubt I will see any scifi films win if they don’t have an identity politics angle. Ever. Maybe next year Black Panther wins it. Then never again until they have a superhero film about a transgender Muslim superhero, which Marvel will be glad to give them.

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