Warner Bros. is internally discussing a "formidable" Oscar award campaign for Wonder Woman in the "Best Picture" and "Best Director" categories, according to Variety. The film, which is the highest-grossing movie directed by a woman ever - in Patty Jenkins - has, to date, earned $781 million at the box office and has a 92% Rotten Tomatoes score with critics (and 90% with fans).
If nominated in either category, it would be the first superhero film to achieve that - but not the first comic book adaptation. 1931's Skippy was nominated for "Best Picture", and director Norman Taurog won for "Best Director" at those 4th Annual Academy Awards.
Warner Bros. is emboldened for this Wonder Woman campaign, according to Variety, by the recent expansion of the voting membership roster of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, which now inclues - coincidentally - Gal Gadot. Also, the Academy reportedly had "strong reactions" when Wonder Woman was screened there recently.
The Oscar nominations are traditionally announced in late January. The Oscar Awards ceremony itself is scheduled for March 4, 2018.