If I'm allowed to keep it 💯 for a moment, I wasn't happy that Deadpool, one of the illest movies of 2016, didn't get an Oscar nomination. I wasn't expecting it to, but I wanted it to. While it might be fun to say that the hard R-rated surprise hit was "snubbed" during this year's Oscars, I wasn't with the people who thought it actually would get an Oscar nomination. I'll joke about it, but c'mon. The Oscars aren't really here for superhero films, even if they are of The Dark Knight caliber. Most didn't even expect Deadpool to be this fire; it being in the running for an Oscar? That was over and above.
But when I saw that motherf*cking Suicide Squad got an Oscar nom for "Best Makeup and Hairstyling?" What in the actual f*ck? Now, keep in mind, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje told me about the arduous five hours he'd spend daily getting made into Killer Croc for Suicide Squad, but does that trump, say, Ryan Reynolds getting done up to look like, as T.J Miller's Weasel put it in the movie, "Freddy Kruger face-f*cked a topographical map of Utah." I mean, just look at him.
I don't want to say it was snubbed, but the Oscars clearly f*cked up. It's good to know, though, that because of the internet, we're able to find like-minded people with a few hashtag searches on Twitter. Let's see how Twitter's feeling about this Deadpool "snub."
When Suicide Squad gets nominated and Deadpool doesn't. #Oscars2017 pic.twitter.com/682jSa00TL— Elias Guerra ☆ (@Gmoviehouse) January 24, 2017
They nominated Suicide Squad but not Deadpool. @TheAcademy the fuck were you thinking ? pic.twitter.com/g0jGwn0ZRO— Ahmed. (@AoMiraa) January 24, 2017
So lemme get this straight.— Race Matias (@iKnowYouJealous) January 24, 2017
Deadpool got 8.1/10 in iMDB.
Suicide Squad got 6.4/10.
Yet Suicide Squad got an Oscar nom and Deadpool didn't?
If you want to look at Rotten Tomatoes scores, you aren't wrong.
You know we are living in End Times when Deadpool gets snubbed and Suicide Squad becomes an OSCAR-NOMINATED FILM.— Anna Klassen (@AnnaJKlassen) January 24, 2017
Facts. Also, this is the one that hurts the most.
2017 Oscar nominations...— Kevin McCarthy (@KevinMcCarthyTV) January 24, 2017
Passengers = 2
Suicide Squad = 1
Deadpool = 0
Sing Street = 0
Amy Adams for ARRIVAL = 0
You know who is feeling OK about all of this? Ryan Reynolds. While he could've donned the mask and gone on a rampage regarding this "snub," Ryan followed Michelle Obama's words and went high. Props to him for having tact in these truly dark times.
Regularly scheduled tickle-fight at Camp #Deadpool is still on. Congrats to all the nominees for these brilliant films. #Oscars2017— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) January 24, 2017
So, there you have it. If you're feeling some type of way about Deadpool not getting a nomination, I'm with you, fam. Just remember it was highly unlikely that it'd get a nomination in the first place. However, I would love to see the fan fic regarding a Joker'd up Jared Leto sending all kinds of "gifts" to The Academy to get Suicide Squad nominated for something.