You may have already seen the snubs by The Academy towards some of the movies this year, and hey we get it there were a lot of choices, but one noticeable absent was ‘Wonder Woman.’ Not only was it the highest grossing film directed by a woman it also received praise from fans and critics alike.
Many people argue against it saying it was good, but not that good. However, some fans took to Twitter to throw out some numbers on why it deserved a least a nod in one category, and other’s are just showing ample shade at the apparent snob. Check out the tweets below:
In 2017, 80% of #OscarNoms were male. The number of women nominated actually fell 2% in comparison to 2016.
This year, Wonder Woman, the highest grossing film directed by a woman, was not nominated. Suicide Squad (26% on Rotten Tomatoes) was.
Hollywood, we have a problem. pic.twitter.com/VhYRMA76Ef
— Kaz Weida (@kazweida) January 23, 2018
WONDER WOMAN was a pop cultural worldwide phenomenon. Films this special & this important only happen every few years, sometimes hardly at all.
So you can quit your “It’s not even great. People gave it a pass for politics,” bullshit. It didn’t get any nominations. Move tf on.
— Jesabel (@JesabelRaay) January 23, 2018
— Comic Book Talk (@ComicBooksTalk) January 23, 2018
— Austin (@AustinLatest) January 23, 2018
Kind of surprised Lindy Hemming didn’t get a nomination for her work on WONDER WOMAN. pic.twitter.com/ieIpooCf5J
— Seán Murphy (@ReelFada) January 23, 2018
The snub of Wonder Woman isn’t surprising since it’s a superhero movie starring and directed by women.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 got more nominations than Wonder Woman or Thor: Ragnarok. 🙃 pic.twitter.com/URppom7803
— 🌊Fangirl Jeanne🌺 Now with 500% Less Fucks! (@fangirlJeanne) January 23, 2018
Wonder Woman wasn’t nominated for an Oscar pic.twitter.com/7KoE8etmE3
— gal gadot (@loveforgal) January 23, 2018
Indeed this is a snub. ‘Suicide Squad‘ had won 2017 for best makeup, but the music, costumes, screenplay even direction in Wonder Woman were all snubbed. Indeed Patty Jenkins at least deserves some recognition for her work on this, after all, it was the only DC Movie in a long while to get positive praise for plot and direction, and that’s saying a lot for a Superhero movie. We supposed you could also say the competition was just too fierce, but if that’s the case how did ‘Boss Baby‘ get a nomination over ‘Lego: Batman’? Sure it’s animated, but really?
One thing we do know is that The Oscars always manage to give us a few let downs and this is indeed one of the moments.
In the meantime, we have to ask, if ‘Wonder Woman‘ had been nominated what would you have wanted to see it nominated for? As well, what do you blame this snub on? Let us know in the comments below.