Ryan Reynolds Makes A Compelling Case For A ‘Deadpool’ Oscar

Deadpool had the biggest opening ever for an R-rated movie, is on pace to dethrone Passion of the Christ as the highest-grossing R-rated movie, and made Ryan Reynolds some major chimichangas in the backend (giggity), but what it doesn’t have (yet) is a bunch of authentic Oscar statuettes to play with in the bathtub. Five-time Academy Award viewer Ryan Reynolds hopes to change that, asking, “Only a few hours left for Oscar voting. Too late for a write-in campaign for an ineligible movie?”

We said we were going to miss this ad campaign when the movie comes out, but at least we’re still getting more of this “post-modern a-hole” (and a sequel). And now Deadpool continues to break the fourth wall in a sense with a “for your consideration, er, considerbation” poster vaunting the film’s many praiseworthy accomplishments, such as its positive Betty White review, the baby hand (shudder), best “leaked” footage, Best Animated Short (Deadpool’s cartoon willy), and the Best Picture… that picture being Deadpool on a bearskin rug, of course:


If that isn’t deserving of an Academy Award, we don’t know what is. Eat your heart out, Eddie Redmayne.

And anyway, the Oscars could do with a little more honesty.

(Via Ryan Reynolds)