Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman herself, has given her thoughts on the film’s Oscar snub and it’s not all bad.
Many people felt that Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman was a dead certainty for Oscar nominations this year but we were left feeling a bit bemused by its complete omission. Not one nomination! Not one! It does feel slightly strange because it was such a well-made and important movie for the future of the superhero genre and was a landmark moment for women in Hollywood. Wonder Woman became the highest-grossing movie to ever be directed by a woman and to star a female lead.
However, for some reason, the Academy decided to sideline it entirely. Entertainment Tonight recently asked the film’s star, Gal Gadot, to comment on this fact and to offer a general sense of the whole experience.
“I was very moved and touched by the feedback of all the people that were disappointed that Wonder Woman wasn’t nominated, but we certainly never did the movie for that, and 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 keep this, we want to stay humble and grateful, and we’re gonna have another movie so who knows, maybe the next one.”
People were left more than a little bit miffed by Wonder Woman’s Oscar snub especially since both Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Logan received nominations. Even Star Wars: The Last Jedi received a nomination, although I believe it to be totally deserved.
Gadot was then asked to comment on where Wonder Woman 2 might go now that her origins story is now out of the way.
“Other than the wonderful work Lynda Carter did in the TV show, this character was never really told on the big screen.” Gadot explained. “We just see her origin story. But there’s so much to explore with this character who has 75 years of legacy, there’s so much material and so many ways and I’m psyched about it.”
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