Deadpool has been on everyone's list this year, and it looks like some of Hollywood's most prestigious award organization have taken note. So far, the NSFW superhero flick has been nominated for a Golden Globe and Writer's Guild Award, and now the film's director is getting a well-deserved nod. According to the Director's Guild Award, Tim Miller has been nominated for an award thanks to his work on Deadpool.
The director has been nominated for the one of the association's most coveted awards for first-time talent. Miller is up for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in First-Time Feature Film. You can check out the director's competition in the list below:
Garth Davis - Lion
Kelly Fremon Craig - The Edge of Seventeen
Nate Parker - The Birth of a Nation
Dan Trachtenberg - 10 Cloverfield Lane
Last year, Ryan Reynolds commented on why he felt Deadpool was making it onto so many awards lists, and the actor said it all came down to ingenuity.
"It's important to note that in regards to Deadpool's narrative material, the film came along at exactly the right time when we (the industry) reached the peak of superhero (movies) and Deadpool was 90 degrees to it," he told Deadline. "There's been a lot of superhero films that have been brilliant, and there's a seriousness and darkness to them. At the end of the day, it's about guys walking around in tights. Deadpool took these tropes and usurped them in inventive ways."
Based upon Marvel Comics' most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
Deadpool is directed by Tim Miller and written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Deadpool stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Leslie Uggams, Brianna Hildebrand and Stefan Kapičić.0comments
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Deadpool's Holiday Blu-ray package is now available and retails for $25.99. Deadpool 2 is expected to begin filming next year and is due out January 12, 2018.