Warner Bros has decided to submit Wonder Woman 1984 to the Oscars in multiple categories. Now I didn’t think WW84 was the worst superhero film of 2020. That would have to be a toss up between The New Mutants and Bloodshot. However, WW84 was far from great and had so many questionable plot issues that it felt like WB higher ups interfering with the final cut of a DC film again.
Now studios submit films all the time that never make it past the initial submission. Will WW84 actually receive any official nominations? Possibly. With the limited amount of films released this year, anything is possible. Here are the categories WB have submitted WW84 for (update there are 14 categories, Best Ensemble Cast was a misprint); Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Sound, Best Visual Effects, and Best Original Score.
Now it’s very possible the film could get a best cinematography nomination. The film is absolutely breathtaking to behold, especially the scene where Wonder Woman takes flight. I could also see it picking up a nom for best production design. Despite having little to no music from the era (which could have fit perfectly in various scenes throughout the film) Jenkins and co. did find a way to capture the look of the 1980s. Outside of those two categories there is no chance in hell this film picks up a nom for anything else. Hans Zimmer, who I have praised time and time again for his big epic scores turns in one of his laziest works here. At one point he even lifts a track from another film. The editing is also all over the place and don’t even get me started on the lack of logic applied to one of the most absurd screenplays ever in a superhero film.
The film is directed by Patty Jenkins from a script she wrote with Geoff Johns and Dave Callaham, based on a story by Johns and Jenkins. Gal Gadot stars as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman, alongside Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Robin Wright, and Connie Nielsen. Set in 1984 during the Cold War, the film follows Diana and her past love Steve Trevor as they face off against Max Lord and Cheetah.
It debuted on HBO Max (in the United States) on December 25th to big streaming numbers snagging a slew of new subscribers to HBO Max in the process.
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