Hugh Jackman’s final Wolverine movie may be about to make history.
Logan has officially been nominated for an Academy Award. The Academy today announced Logan as one film nominated for the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Scott Frank, James Mangold, and Michael Green wrote the screenplay for Logan from a story written by Mangold. Wolverine was created by Roy Thomas, Len Wein, and John Romita Sr.
The other nominees in the category are Call Me By Your Name, The Disaster Artist, Molly’s Game, and Mudbound.
20th Century Fox CEO Stacey Snider had previously expressed confidence that Logan would be a contender for an Academy Award nomination.
“Absolutely,” Snider said. “The way it combines classic storytelling with superhero lore is brilliant.”
There was some speculation that Patrick Stewart could receive his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for Logan. The Academy did not nominate Stewart.
"The fact that Patrick has not received those kinds of acknowledgments is astounding to me," Logan producer Hutch Parker said of the idea previously.
"It gave Patrick freedom that he hasn't had, certainly in these kinds of films,” said Mangold, who directed the film. “Patrick attacked this thing with ferocity. He was fearless about playing Charles' weaknesses as well as his strengths. He wasn't worried about the vanity of it."
Logan was also nominated for an award from the Writers Guild of America, as well as several other awards from within the film industry and from the film press, including ComicBook.com's own Golden Issue Award for Best Movie.
Logan currently has an 87.5 ComicBook.com Composite Score, the second highest ComicBook.com composite score of any comic book movie.
Logan also has a 4.48 out of 5 ComicBook.com User Rating, making it the highest rated comic book movie ever among ComicBook.com Users. Let us know what you thought of Logan by giving the film your own personal ComicBook.com User Rating below.
Logan is now available in home media.
Upcoming X-Men movies include Deadpool 2 opening May 18th, X-Men: Dark Phoenix opening November 2nd, The New Mutants opening February 22, 2019, and Gambit, opening June 7, 2019.