Now Warner Bros., the studio behind the film, wants the action movie to break another glass ceiling. Although executives havent commented publicly on their plans, they have internally discussed launching a formidable awards-season campaign for the movie, in the hopes of making it the first comic-book film nominated for best picture, Variety has learned.
The studio will also stump Patty Jenkins for best director, which would also be groundbreaking. No director of a comic-book film not even Christopher Nolan has ever been nominated, and only men have ruled the category since (and before) Kathryn Bigelow won the Oscar for The Hurt Locker in 2010.
http://variety.com/2017/film/news/wonder-woman-oscars-patty-jenkins-gal-gadot-comic-book-1202509132/The studios efforts will include reintroducing the film this fall, to scarce few who may not have seen it. Insiders report strong reactions to the screening of Wonder Woman at the Academy, as its been championed by a liberal Hollywood and a reinvigorated wave of feminism in response to Donald Trump. But the movies glow could diminish if the mashup tentpole Justice League, which comes out in November and co-stars Gadot, gets ripped to shreds by harsh reviews.