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Deadpool scores two major Golden Globe nominations, including Best Picture

Westworld, Stranger Things get first nods

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Deadpool picked up two major nominations for the 2017 Golden Globe awards on Monday, including one for its star, Ryan Reynolds.

Reynolds, who donned the suit for Fox’s superhero film back in February, has been nominated 37 times over the span of his career, but never for one of the big three: a Golden Globe, an Oscar or an Emmy. Deadpool, which also earned a nomination for Best Picture — Comedy or Musical, also cleaned up at the Critics Choice Awards on Dec. 11, with Reynolds taking home Best Entertainer of the Year.

Deadpool had been Reynolds’ a pet project for years. He spent a lot of time trying to get Fox to finance a film. When screen test footage shot Fox executives leaked out during San Diego Comic Con in 2014, Reynolds finally got a portion of the financing he asked for. To complete the film, the actor put up some of the money himself, including paying to have his writers on set since Fox wouldn’t.

Deadpool ran for 18 weeks in theaters, and during that time, earned more than $780 million worldwide. It was also one of Fox’s most successful movies of the year, beating out X-Men: Apocalypse, which pulled in just under $545 million. Shortly after the film premiered Fox greenlit a sequel.

The Golden Globes also celebrate television, and two of the medium’s biggest shows scored their first nominations. Westworld, one of the biggest shows of the year, earned a nomination for Best TV Series — Drama, while star Evan Rachel Wood garnered a nomination for Best Actress in a TV Series — Drama for her role as host Dolores Abernathy. Thandie Newton, who plays Maeve, also earned a nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series — Drama.

Netflix’s Stranger Things also earned a nomination for Best TV Series — Drama, while USA’s Mr. Robot took home two nominations for stars Rami Malek and Christian Slater. Malek was nominated for Best Actor in a TV Series — Drama while Slater got a Best Supporting Actor — Drama nod for his role as the illusive Mr. Robot.

The usual television suspects, including Game of Thrones and Veep scored top nominations, as well, including Best Series — Drama and Best Series — Comedy, respectively.

The Golden Globes will air Sunday Jan. 8 at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

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