“Suicide Squad has more Oscars than…” quickly became a meme after David Ayers’ widely-panned supervillain movie picked up the gong for Best Hair and Makeup, putting it ahead of La La Land at that point in proceedings.
The DC Comics blockbuster may not have been nominated for Best Picture, but can still now say that it has more Academy Awards than classics like The Shawshank Redemption (which famously competed with Pulp Fiction and Forrest Gump), It’s A Wonderful Life, Taxi Driver and The Shining.
Actors you think have won Oscars but haven’t
Let’s spare a thought for Amy Adams, too. Praised for both Nocturnal Animals and Arrival this year, the five-time Oscar nominee failed to earn a single nod, re-affirming her status as the new Leonardo DiCaprio. Come to think of it, Suicide Squad officially has the same number of Oscars as Leo, and he waited 20 years for that honour.
Other actors to have fewer Oscars than Suicide Squad include, deep breath: Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin, Stanley Kubrick, Greta Garbo, Fred Astaire, Marilyn Monroe, Harrison Ford, James Dean, Glenn Close, Samuel L Jackson, Paul Thomas Anderson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sigourney Weaver and Spike Lee.
That ‘Damaged’ tattoo, though.