Nobody could stop Deadpool if they tried - not even the Golden Globes. The award organization recently announced that the superhero blockbuster had earned two nominations for the 2017 affair. The film is in the running for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy while Ryan Reynolds could win Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. For superhero flicks, the awards are a game-changer as Hollywood does have a tendency to snub comic book adaptations from its nominee list. And, now, Reynolds is giving fans an explantation for why Deadpool is so different.
Speaking to Deadline, Reynolds told the site that Deadpool caught the eye of award voters and fans with its unconventional aesthetic. “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 said.
“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.”
The actor also said the film’s lower budget forced them to get creative and therefore more technical with Deadpool’s filming. “Necessity is the mother of invention,” Reynolds explained. “In the scene where Deadpool says he only has 12 bullets left and doesn’t have any guns, it’s because we couldn’t afford them. We learned to squeak by on every last penny.”
Of course, it’s no entirely new to see superhero adaptations represented at the Golden Globes. When it comes to acting categories, several actors have been honored. In 2009, Heath Ledger won best supporting actor for his work on Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight series following his tragic death. Jack Nicholson also earned a Golden Globe nomination for playing the Joker in 1989’s Batman.
What makes Deadpool unique is its picture award consideration. The film is up for best motion picture in the musical/comedy category which is something no superhero has managed to secure before. So, it’s not too surprising to hear that the team behind Deadpool was rather stoked to hear about the nomination.
Soon after the news broke, Reynolds took to Twitter to celebrate the occasion. The actor wrote, "Thank you, Golden Globes! As we speak, the entire Deadpool team is engaged in a grotesque, early morning tickle-fight."
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Deadpool 2 will hit theaters January 12, 2018.
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