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Wonder Woman's Best Picture Chances Just Got A Huge Boost

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

Along with being met with overwhelmingly positive reviews and making over $820 million globally, Wonder Woman has earned numerous accolades since it was released in theaters last June. From being recognized by the American Film Institute to winning two Spotlights Awards from the National Board of Review, Diana of Themyscira's origin story is unquestionably one of the most well-received superhero movies of all time. Although Wonder Woman was overlooked for this year's Golden Globes, there's still a chance that it could walk away with a Best Picture nomination for the Academy Awards in a few months, and the chance has been boosted by the fact that the movie just received a Producers Guild of America nomination.

The nominees for the 29th Annual Producers Guild Awards were announced earlier today, and Wonder Woman was nominated for the "Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures" due to the work of Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder. Its competitors in that category are as follows:

The Big SickCall Me By Your NameDunkirkGet OutI, TonyaLady BirdMolly's GameThe PostThe Shape Of WaterThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

While earning a PGA nomination by no means guarantees that Wonder Woman will receive any recognition at the Academy Awards, let alone a Best Picture nomination, it's certainly better than nothing. With up to 10 potential Best Picture nominees, Wonder Woman will certainly face a hard battle snagging one of those spots, but given not only how well the movie has performed, but its social impact as well, one would imagine it stands a better chance than a lot of other superhero movies from recent years.

Although superhero movies are frequently recognized in the technical Oscar categories (last year Suicide Squad won the Best Makeup and Hairstyling Oscar), rarely are they ranked in the upper echelon categories. The most notable example was when Heath Ledger won a posthumous Best Supporting Actor Oscar for playing The Joker in The Dark Knight. The 90th Academy Award nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 23, so there are still a few weeks to go until we learn if Wonder Woman will crack that barrier. But even if the DCEU film is unable to do so, perhaps it will be nominated in other categories, like Best Visual Effects. Regardless, Wonder Woman has already cemented itself as an incredibly successful movie, so no matter what awards it may or may not win in the near future, it will still be appreciated by many in the years to come.

Wonder Woman is now available to watch in the comfort of your own home on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. You can also catch up with the present day Diana Prince in Justice League, which is wrapping up its theatrical run and will be available on home media in the coming months.

Adam Holmes
Senior Content Producer

Connoisseur of Marvel, DC, Star Wars, John Wick, MonsterVerse and Doctor Who lore. He's aware he looks like Harry Potter and Clark Kent.