Warner Brothers put a big push behind ‘Wonder Woman’ in hopes of the Patty Jenkins action flick getting nominated for the industry’s highest honors the Academy Awards. It was a long shot, of course. Comic book movies rarely garner major awards, outside of the technical categories. But ‘Wonder Woman’ seemed to transcend the genre, earning near universal acclaim from critics as well as fans. And while the movie has won some awards, it was completely snubbed by the Academy, who instead granted nominations to ‘Logan’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’.
Is star Gal Gadot upset? No, actually. Demonstrating the grace of one of the Greek goddesses whose power her character channels, she diplomatically thanked fans and pointed out that the film was a success even without accolades.
“I was very moved and touched by the people who 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!”
Gadot was named one of Entertainment Weekly’s Entertainers of the Year. The Women Film Critics Circle Awards named her the Best Female Action Hero of the year. Gadot and Chris Pine were named Choice Movie Actress and Actor in the Action category at the Teen Choice Awards, while ‘Wonder Woman’ was named Choice Action Movie. The Screen Actor Guild Awards gave the film the award for Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture. ‘Wonder Woman’ has earned numerous other accolades as well.
It was also one of the best-received superhero movies in recent years– definitely in terms of DC Comics output. As Gadot stated, a sequel is in the works, due to be released on November 1, 2019. It’s not as though the lack of Academy Award nominations is going to hurt fans’ appreciation for this blockbuster.
Source: Entertainment Weekly