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.

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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