Ryan Reynolds has milked a lot of mileage out of Deadpool. He won the 2016 Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actor in a Comedy, two MTV Movie Awards, got himself a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and was nominated for a Golden Globe. But what Ryan really wants is an Oscar nomination. Oh, how Ryan would love to hear the words “Academy Award-nominated actor Ryan Reynolds” in all upcoming movie trailers.
He’s working hard to get it too. Indiewire critic Anne Thompson shared a picture of the letter that came with the screener for Deadpool.
I know Hollywood is trying to crack down on the award show season bribing, so that was smart of him to specifically mention there were no olives or elk jerky. That doesn’t mean he’s above bribes though. I mean, the first letters of every paragraph spell out DAASIOB, which obviously stands for “Do y’All Accept Secret Internettransfers Or Bills?” I see you, Ryan.
A bunch of people received thank-you letters from Ryan Reynolds, a move that might not actually be a huge waste of time on his part. Ryan tried to campaign for a Deadpool Oscar last year, but it was ineligible for voting. The Washington Post seems to think it might actually have a chance this year. Deadpool was the first superhero film since The Incredibles to get a Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, and the first live-action comic book film to be nominated for Best Picture altogether.
Ryan Reynolds recently spoke to Variety about Deadpool’s award season success, but he wouldn’t say whether or not he was expecting to hear his name read out the morning they announce the Academy Award nominations. If they had any conscience at all, the Academy will throw him a nomination. If only to make up for their past transgression of snubbing his performance and perfect lip-synching skills in Just Friends.