It’s no secret that awards organizations don’t exactly have the highest esteem for genre films. They especially don’t have an incredibly high esteem for comic book movies. The closest critics have gone to honoring one was the posthumous win for Heath Ledger’s take on the Joker in The Dark Knight, but even now, I contest it should have at least been in the running for Best Picture.
Pretty much every other comic book movie has usually only been up for the technical awards, and while those are important, I think a lot of us could argue that at least a couple of those movies are more worth watching than some film snobs give it credit for.
So early last year when Logan hit theaters, despite all the critical acclaim, and despite the hope that the comic book movie would at least get a writing nod at the Oscars, not many fans were holding their breaths. Now, the Writers Guild of America has announced their nominees for this year’s categories, including Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay, and Documentary.
On the list of nominees for Best Adapted Screenplay is none other than Logan, by Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green, with a story credit for James Mangold. Joining Logan on the list are Call Me by Your Name by James Ivory, The Disaster Artist by Scot Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, Molly’s Game by Aaron Sorkin, and Mudbound by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees.
It’s worth noting that while a nomination is no guarantee of Oscar recognition, last year’s Best Original and Best Adapted Screenplay winners (Moonlight and Arrival) saw them both have nominations for the Oscar, and saw the former win for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay (Yes, Moonlight won for Best Original at the WGA and Best Adapted at the Oscars — figure that out). The point is that there’s a good chance that this could lead to a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for Logan, when all said and done.
Fingers crossed this actually happens.
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