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This Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony is quickly approaching, and to promote the festivities Jimmy Kimmel took part in an interview with Variety. One of the topics touched upon was the Academy’s lack of nominating bigger budget films and under appreciation of the comedy genre, specifically Deadpool.
Kimmel stated: “I would have liked to have seen Deadpool get nominated. I do think there’s a certain type of movie that’s not considered for awards. It’s a shame, because there’s nothing serious about the movies; they’re an escape… I think comedies are also underappreciated. There’s maybe too much gravity applied to the nomination process.”
Did Deadpool deserve a Best Picture nomination? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…
- Robert Kojder
There are thousands of ways to celebrate the one-year release of box office smash success and unlikely awards contender Deadpool. One of them is by having Ryan Reynolds share an image of Deadpool inspired toilet paper, plastered with the juvenile humor that is the trademark of the franchise. Check it out here…
Deadpool sees Ryan Reynolds starring as the Merc with a Mouth alongside T.J. Miller (Transformers: Age of Extinction) as Weasel, Morena Baccarin (Gotham) as Copycat, Gina Carano (Fast & Furious 6) as Angel Dust, Ed Skrein (Game of Thrones) as Ajax, Stefan Kapicic (24) as Colossus, Leslie Uggams (Roots) as Blind Al and newcomer Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead. »
- Robert Kojder
The first poster has arrived online for Scorched Earth, the upcoming action thriller from director Peter Howitt (Sliding Doors, Johnny English), which stars Gina Carano as Atticus Gage, a bounty hunting tracking down criminals in a post-apocalyptic Earth. Check it out here, along with the official synopsis…
The planet has suffered an environmental collapse; the air became dangerous to breathe, the water became toxic, and billions of people died. Generations later, mankind has finally re-established a rudimentary society, in an attempt to pick up the pieces that continue to blister in the sun. Gage (Gina Carano) is a bounty hunter and she has a chance at the bounty of a lifetime. She infiltrates a gang of outlaws in order to bring in their leader, and everything is going to plan until she meets a slave girl that reminds her of her dead sister. With her loyalty to only herself now tested, »
- Gary Collinson
[[tmz:video id="0_ryzmfa3w"]] Daniel Cormier is definitely Not ashamed of the comments he made about Gina Carano -- in fact, he's glad she's upset ... telling TMZ Sports, "Maybe I'll piss her off enough that she'll fight again!" The backstory ... Carano was a stud Mma fighter who left the cage for a Hollywood career after losing her last fight to Cris "Cyborg" Justino in 2009. Carano recently offered up some career advice to Ronda Rousey -- telling her to consider »
- TMZ Staff
Mma legend Gina Carano is firing back at Daniel Cormier after D.C. went on TV and blasted her for giving career advice to Ronda Rousey ... saying the Ufc star should be "ashamed." It all started when Carano -- an Mma superstar who quit fighting to become a movie actress -- was asked about Ronda's career during an interview to Fight Hub TV. "I think Ronda should do whatever she wants to do. She’s »
- TMZ Staff
Deadpool has become a surprise awards contender, landing a Producers Guild of America nomination and now has the possibility of receiving an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. In the wake of all this fun and chaos, Ryan Reynolds sat down with The Hollywood Reporter for their Awards Chatter podcast, detailing just how far back production goes on this rousing success story:
“The weird plot twist was, somehow, some way, Deadpool got reinvigorated at Fox while [Green Lantern] was happening. … What a lot of people don’t know is [writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick] flew to New Orleans and, while I was shooting Green Lantern, we were actually all together writing Deadpool.”
Oscar nominations are set to be announced this Thursday. Let us know if you hope Deadpool nabs some nominations, including one for the prestigious Best Picture award.
- Robert Kojder
Today, the final voting for the 89th Academy Awards begins, and while a full list of nominees has not yet been released as of this writing, at least one Merc With A Mouth is campaigning to get the voters to look his way. The video features Ryan Reynolds narrating over film highlights, listing of some important numbers from Deadpool.
600lbs. of chimichangas12 humiliating minutes on the casting couch42 rejection letters from fox2 nerds1 leaked video783 million fans...and a few others
Watch the video here, and tell me if you don't think this would get your vote!
Outside of technical categories, for example The Avengers getting nominated for Best Visual Effects, no Marvel film has been nominated for a legitimate category at the Oscars and of course no Marvel movie has ever won. Actually, the most notable win comes from a DC movie, and that would be Heath Ledger's »
- Drew Carlton
One of the most interesting developments during the recent part of the precursor season is the surprising strength that Deadpool has shown. From the Golden Globes to the Writers Guild to yesterday the Producers Guild, this odd little blockbuster has popped up in a number of places. Not only has it given rise to plenty of folks speculating about its Oscar chances, some are even making the case that a Best Picture nomination could be coming its way. That’s silly, but it does seem likely that the Academy could nominate the film somewhere. Just a few months ago, that would have been inconceivable. Deadpool is certainly one of the little movies that could this time around. A quick summary, for those still in the dark about it. The flick is perhaps the most meta comic book tale we’ve ever seen. Sure, this is also an origin story about »
- Joey Magidson
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