Deadpool Nets PGA Nomination; Arrival And La La Land Also In Contention

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The Merc With a Mouth isn’t a character to play by the rulebook, so it’s almost fitting that Deadpool, the scrappy little underdog that arguably became 2016’s biggest success story, has flipped the bird at convention to collect a series of nominations during the most prestigious period on the Hollywood calendar: awards season.

Marquee blockbusters, particularly those based on comic book characters, often struggle to make much of a dent on the awards circuit, but to date, Tim Miller’s R-rated solo movie has landed a Golden Globes nomination and, perhaps most surprising of all, a nomination for a Writer’s Guild Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Now, you can add the PGAs to Deadpool‘s growing collection.

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Yes, the nominees for 2017’s Producers Guild Awards have been announced, and Deadpool is, without question, the most surprising of the bunch. Over the years, the PGAs have acted as an early indicator leading up to Oscar season, meaning Miller’s irreverent actioner is that much closer to landing what is perhaps the most prestigious nomination of all. Wishful thinking? Maybe. If nothing else, this latest nomination is further proof that Deadpool, in all of its pure, unadulterated glory, will go down as a landmark success, and that’s despite being labeled as a major creative risk from the outset.

Elsewhere, other nominees include Arrival and La La Land – the usual suspects of this year’s awards race – while both Hidden Figures and the Denzel Washington-directed Fences make the cut after being shunned from this morning’s 2017 BAFTA nominations.

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:

Arrival
Producers: Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, Aaron Ryder, David Linde

Deadpool
Producers: Simon Kinberg, Ryan Reynolds, Lauren Shuler Donner

Fences
Producers: Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington, Todd Black

Hacksaw Ridge
Producers: Bill Mechanic, David Permut

Hell or High Water
Producers: Carla Hacken, Julie Yorn

Hidden Figures
Producers: Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin & Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams, Theodore Melfi

La La Land
Producers: Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, Marc Platt

Lion
Producers: Emile Sherman & Iain Canning, Angie Fielder

Manchester by the Sea
Producers: Matt Damon, Kimberly Steward, Chris Moore, Lauren Beck, Kevin Walsh

Moonlight
Producers: Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner & Jeremy Kleiner

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:

Finding Dory
Producer: Lindsey Collins

Kubo and the Two Strings
Producers: Arianne Sutner, Travis Knight

Moana
Producer: Osnat Shurer

The Secret Life of Pets
Producers: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy

Zootopia
Producer: Clark Spencer

The winners of 2017’s Producers Guild Awards will be announced on January 28, but will you be rooting for Deadpool?

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