– by Joseph Jammer Medina

We all knew it was a long shot. When we found out that Deadpool was nominated for Best Picture — which tends to be a pretty solid predictor of what to expect for the Academy Awards — we couldn’t help but hope and pray that the Merc with the Mouth would get a nod. It wasn’t just about getting another superhero name in the prestigious Oscar conversation, but getting an R-rated, foul-mouthed, and hilariously immature one in the prestigious Oscar conversation.

Getting The Dark Knight some Oscar recognition is one thing, Getting Deadpool is another Oscar recognition is another.

This morning, the Academy Awards named all their nominations, from Best Picture to Best Adapted Screenplay. Despite our hopes tosee Deadpool on the list, it was not meant to be. Nowhere on the list did we find the Ryan Reynolds’ and Tim Miller’s pet project.

As expected, Reynolds himself took to Twitter to respond to this egregious outrage:

Okay, so maybe it wasn’t as big of a deal as some of us built it up, but in all seriousness, it is a bit of a disappointment. Deadpool was a film that faced numerous roadblocks along the way to the big screen. It took seven-plus years to get made, and in the age of superhero films, it had the confidence to run in there, guns blazing, on a $50 million budget, a mere fraction of most of the superhero flicks that make their way to theaters these days. Even its marketing campaign was a guerrilla work of genius that not many films could ever replicate. We love an underdog story, and Deadpool, from day one, was the ultimate underdog from the moment it was announced as an official production.

What do you think of Deadpool missing out on a nomination? Did it deserve to get nominated in any category? Let us know in the comments down below!

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SOURCE: Ryan Reynolds

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.