– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Without a doubt, Wonder Woman was one of last year’s big surprise hits. While Warner Bros. expected it to do well enough to justify its costs, no one could have expected what a huge cultural phenomenon it actually became. It was around that time that hopeful fans began to wonder whether or not the film would get any Oscar consideration, and the studio made a push to get director Patty Jenkins nominated for Best Director.

Sadly, it wasn’t in the cards, and when the Academy announced their nominations for the 2018 Oscars, Wonder Woman was nowhere to be found. Many were quick to say that the film was snubbed, and that the Oscars should have given it some sort of nomination, based on its impact alone.

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But how is the film’s star handling it? Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, Gal Gadot said:

“I was very moved and touched by the feedback of all the people that were disappointed that Wonder Woman wasn’t nominated. But we certainly never did the movie for that. I think that you can’t have it all. We’ve done this movie and it was received in such an amazing, wonderful way, and we want to stay humble and grateful, and we’re going to have another movie, so who knows? Maybe the next one!”

But does Wonder Woman actually deserve an Oscar? Personally, while I loved the film, I don’t think it was a good fit for any real award. Everything about the film ranged from serviceable to great, but I think its greatest impact was in its cultural importance. Had there been an award that somehow reflected that impact, then we’d in business. However, if I look at each of the key components of the film individually, I’m not sure I’d agree that was deserving of an Oscar.

But, of course, that’s just my opinion. What’s yours? Did Wonder Woman actually deserve to get a nomination, or are those just pipe dreams of hopeful fans? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.