The 2018 Oscar Nominees has been announced, and the comic book movie genre is being represented at this prestigious awards show not just for the audio/visual effects. Fox’s Logan is nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, and this nomination is a huge milestone.
Logan is the very first comic book film which is nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. The “Adapted Screenplay” category means James Mangold and Co. are credited for taking Wolverine from the Marvel Comics medium, and for bringing it to life on the big screen.
It might not seem like a big deal to a few people, but this is a big step in the right direction. A lot of fans and moviegoers alike know how artistically relevant the movie, Logan is and James Mangold, the director, took the X-Men franchise and made it a dark and dramatic superhero movie which showcased the cinematic heights that this genre can actually reach.
Best Adapted Screenplay Nominees 2018
- “Call Me by Your Name,” James Ivory
- “The Disaster Artist,” Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber
- “Logan,” Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green
- “Molly’s Game,” Aaron Sorkin
- “Mudbound,” Virgil Williams and Dee Rees
We do not know if Logan has a chance of winning the award. The competition seems really tight with Aaron Sorkin in the list, and we can really imagine Academy members voting for a comic book movie. But at least Hugh Jackman, James Mangold, and Co. have made it to this prestigious list.
Logan is available on home video, digital HD, and is airing on HBO.
The 2018 Academy Awards will be on March 4th @ 8/7c.