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Warner Bros. Planning Oscar Push In Best Director and Best Picture Categories for ‘Wonder Woman’

Wonder Woman has certainly been one of the most talked about films of the year. Firstly, it was estimated that the film would make roughly $65 million domestically in its opening weekend, but went on to make over $100 million. Currently, the film has a box office total of $391.2 million domestically, $781 million globally and is still showing its resiliency in theaters.

It has also achieved other accolades, including highest grossing live-action movie directed by a woman. That woman is the talented, Patty Jenkins. Before directing Wonder Woman, Jenkins was best known for her directorial work  on the film Monster (which won Charlize Theron an Academy Award for Best Actress) and the hit series, The Killing.

With all of this in mind, it is no wonder that Warner Bros., the studio behind Wonder Woman and the other films within the DCEU, is reportedly launching a campaign to have the film in contention for the Best Director and Best Picture categories for next year’s Academy Awards.


Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot, and Chris Pine Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot, and Chris Pine Courtesy on set of Wonder Woman (Courtesy of Warner Bros.)

According to Variety, Warner Bros. declined to comment on the matter, however,  if Warner Bros. is successful in their mission, it will have done something unprecedented. A super hero film has never won an Oscar for best picture, nor has one ever been nominated.

The studio will also back Jenkins for Best Director. If Patty Jenkins were to be nominated and win, it would  be the first time a woman has won for Best Director since Kathryn Bigelow in 2010. Bigelow’s win in 2010 was also the first time a woman had ever won the statue for directing.

I for one believe that Jenkins is deserving of a Best Director nomination and I hope that other Wonder Woman nominees include Rupert Gregson-Williams for Best Score and Lindy Hemming for Best Costume Design when Oscar season rolls around.

But what do you think – do you believe that Wonder Woman should be nominated for any Academy Awards? Be sure to let your voice be heard in the comment section below.

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Source: Variety

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