DEADPOOL Picks Up A Writers Guild Of America Award Nomination For Best Adapted Screenplay

DEADPOOL Picks Up A Writers Guild Of America Award Nomination For Best Adapted Screenplay

The 2017 WGA nominations were announced today, and one of the movies up for Best Adapted Screenplay is none other than 20th Century Fox's hilarious, ridiculous, OTT solo big-screen outing for Deadpool.

By MarkCassidy - Jan 04, 2017 02:01 PM EST
Filed Under: Deadpool
Deadpool continues to exceed expectations almost a full year after it was released. 20th century Fox's first solo outing for The Merc with a Mouth did a lot better both critically and commercially than anyone could have predicted, and now the Ryan Reynolds-starrer has landed a WGA nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay alongside four much more high-brow movies: Fences, Hidden Figures, Nocturnal Animals, and Arrival.

The WGA has nominated comic book movies in the past (The Dark Knight and Guardians of the Galaxy, for example), but this must still be seen as something of a coup for the comparably explicit, somewhat controversial R-rated X-Men spinoff.

Does an Academy Award nom beckon next? Might be getting ahead of ourselves there, but it's certainly a possibility.

You can check out a full list of nominations below.


Best Original Screenplay

Hell or High Water, Taylor Sheridan
La La Land, Damien Chazelle
Loving, Jeff Nichols
Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan
Moonlight, Barry Jenkins

Best Adapted Screenplay

Arrival, Eric Heisserer
Deadpool, Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick
Fences, August Wilson
Hidden Figures, Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi
Nocturnal Animals, Tom Ford 
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NoMeaning45
NoMeaning45 - 1/4/2017, 2:42 PM
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ComicBookPsycho
ComicBookPsycho - 1/4/2017, 2:42 PM
F**k yeah.
TomSolo
TomSolo - 1/4/2017, 10:58 PM
@ComicBookPsycho - not commenting on whether or not it deserves it... But it is really nice to see the genre get some recognition. I get kind of tired of the same epics and dramas and other stuffy movies always winning awards. There is something to be said for having a good time at the movies and I feel it's about time these awards folks learn that.
Menks123
Menks123 - 1/4/2017, 2:49 PM
Really awesome for Deadpool, and CBMs as a whole!

Hell or High Water was an amazing film, Pine and Foster were great together. Didn't get a chance to see the others on the list, but plan on it, especially Arrival and Fences.
TheRealTomServo
TheRealTomServo - 1/4/2017, 10:42 PM
@Menks123 - Saw Fences today. My God, Denzel needs an Oscar for this performance. This was the best performance of his career, bar none.
Menks123
Menks123 - 1/5/2017, 7:35 AM
@FilmieNietzsche - He can do no wrong as far as i'm concerned, arguably the best actor of our generation. Just saw him as a badass cowboy in Mag 7, then ready to see him in a movie like Fences, where I knew he would kill it with Viola Davis....I hope he wins big time.
GhostDog
GhostDog - 1/4/2017, 2:55 PM
Deadpool was a solid film but it somehow beat out ELLE and A MONSTER CALLS?!


It looks funny sitting next to waaaaaaay better screenplays in Arrival, Fences, Nocturnal Animals (all films I've seen) and Hidden Figures, which I heard was good.

Its not because its a cbm, its because its script was okay. Solid. Nothing above average.

Congrats to Deadpool anyway, but this feels like another obligatory "blatantly celebrate Deadpool because it was slightly different in a genre that Hollywood barely tolerates."
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