The 90th Academy Awards won’t come around until next spring, but the race for nominations is already on. Movies like Get Out and The Big Sick may nab nods at the event next year, but DC diehards hope Wonder Woman will actually take home a major award.
However, when it comes to the film’s director, Patty Jenkins is honored her film is being thought of as a contender.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Jenkins addressed the campaign Warner Bros. has planned for Wonder Woman’s Oscar goals.
“It’s an amazing honor,” Jenkins admitted. “It was never what we thought. You don’t make a movie like this assuming it would happen so, wow, it is an honor.”
The Oscars have featured superhero films in its line-up before, but none of the adaptations have been housed in major categories. Warner Bros. is hoping Wonder Woman might score a Best Picture nomination for the 90th Academy Awards, a feat which would help the movie break yet another record.
Barring any major awards, Wonder Woman has already gotten lots of critical and commercial love. The film is considered to be the best DC flick to debut since Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. As for its box office, Wonder Woman just crossed the $800 million mark at the worldwide market. The film also managed to one-up Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man recently to make it the highest-grossing superhero origin film of all-time.
It’s not impossible to think Wonder Woman may nab the Oscar nom it is looking for, but it will be hard to secure the honor. Warner Bros. embarked on an ambitious award campaign for The Dark Knight Rises back in 2012, but the final piece of Nolan’s trilogy failed to persuade the Academy’s board.