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:
Producers: Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, Aaron Ryder, David Linde
Producers: Simon Kinberg, Ryan Reynolds, Lauren Shuler Donner
Producers: Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington, Todd Black
Producers: Bill Mechanic, David Permut
Hell or High Water
Producers: Carla Hacken, Julie Yorn
Producers: Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin & Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams, Theodore Melfi
La La Land
Producers: Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, Marc Platt
Producers: Emile Sherman & Iain Canning, Angie Fielder
Manchester by the Sea
Producers: Matt Damon, Kimberly Steward, Chris Moore, Lauren Beck, Kevin Walsh
Producers: Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner & Jeremy Kleiner
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:
Producer: Lindsey Collins
Kubo and the Two Strings
Producers: Arianne Sutner, Travis Knight
Producer: Osnat Shurer
The Secret Life of Pets
Producers: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy
Producer: Clark Spencer
The winners of 2017’s Producers Guild Awards will be announced on January 28, but will you be rooting for Deadpool?