Lynda Carter Believes Wonder Woman Deserved Oscar Recognition

Author Thumbnail BY Tiny Diapana - March 13, 2018

Wonder Woman might not have had any recognition at this year’s Academy Awards, but the legendary 1970’s Wonder Woman TV star Lynda Carter believes that the Gal Gadot’s first standalone film as Diana Prince deserved a nomination at the Oscars.

Sitting down to speak in an interview with The Daily Beast, Carter opened up about Wonder Woman’s Oscar snub, saying that the film deserved some recognition at the Academy Awards this year.

“I’m very close to Patty, and I think Gal Gadot did a wonderful job,” Carter said. “I was really happy to see they showed a clip of the film during the Oscars, even though they didn’t nominate it for anything. Anything. It should have been nominated. They were left out of special effects, writing, everything. Patty did an amazing job. The essence of the character is not an easy one to find the right balance of. Patty got it.”

Fans felt the same way. Wonder Woman made waves when it was released, enjoying both critical and commercial success despite poor predictions from box office analysts before the film’s premiere. The first female-led comic book movie in the DCEU, Wonder Woman highlighted the value of representation in cinema, and many thought that the impact that it made on the comic book genre merited recognition from the Academy.

What are your thoughts on the Wonder Woman snub? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Wonder Woman 2 hits cinemas November 1, 2019.

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