Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is up for the Best Visual Effects Oscar, with Logan up for Best Adapted Screenplay.
James Gunn took to social media as did Hugh Jackman and James Mangold to react to the news where we also see noted comic book writer Mark Millar congratulates Mangold.
Whoo hoo! Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.
I am extraordinarily grateful to the thousands of artists who put their hearts into creating this magical world, the great companies who had our backs every step of the way, and our Visual Effects Supervisor Chris Townsend and his team who held it all together.
You worked for over a year on a single shot (the Groot dance), created the largest visual effects environment ever within Ego’s core, and made so many of us cry with a talking raccoon. I couldn’t have imagined a harder working, more committed and inspired group of men and women. Love to you all this morning. Each of you owns part of this nomination.
If Hollywood kept statistics for the most assists in nominations/wins ... JIM MANGOLD would be the league leader. Today, he finally got the recognition he deserves. Congrats brother. #logan #wolverine #Mangold#oscars2018
If Hollywood kept statistics for the most assists in nominations/awards ... @mang0ld would be the league leader. Today, he finally got the recognition he deserves. Congrats brother! @WolverineMovie #Logan #Wolverine #Oscars2018 pic.twitter.com/Zp2CDo9mCA— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) January 23, 2018
Thank you Mark! Of course your amazing & evocative work w/ McNiven was a huge inspiration to us. The characterizations, visual styling, tone, vibe and world of Old Man Logan was a North Star for us.— Mangold (@mang0ld) January 24, 2018
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