It seems like Hugh Jackman’s final Wolverine movie might be making history. Today the Oscar nominations were released and Logan got nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. The screenplay for it was written by Scott Frank, James Mangold, and Michael Green, and it was based on a story written by Mangold. Wolverine was created by Roy Thomas, Len Wein, and John Romita Sr.
The other nominees in this category are Call Me By Your Name, The Disaster Artist, Molly’s Game, and Mudbound.
The CEO for 20th Century Fox, Stacy Snider, has previously her confidence that Logan would be considered for an Academy Award nomination.
“Absolutely,” Snider said. “The way it combines classic storytelling with superhero lore is brilliant.”
There has been some speculation that Patrick Stewart would be nominated for Best Supporting Actor. However, that wasn’t the case, because he wasn’t nominated this morning.
“The fact that Patrick has not received those kinds of acknowledgments is astounding to me,” Logan producer Hutch Parker said of the idea previously.
“It gave Patrick freedom that he hasn’t had, certainly in these kinds of films,” said Mangold, who directed the film. “Patrick attacked this thing with ferocity. He was fearless about playing Charles’ weaknesses as well as his strengths. He wasn’t worried about the vanity of it.”
Logan was also nominated for a Screen Actors Guild of America Award, along with several other awards within the film industry and from the film press, along with being nominated for Comicbook.com’s Golden Issue Award for Best Movie.