Oscars 2020: Is ‘Avengers: Endgame’ the First Marvel Movie to Earn an Academy Award Nomination (and Possibly Win)?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Robert Downey Jr. accepts The Male Movie Star of 2019 award for

Whether you stood in line to purchase tickets in 2019 otherwise you’re binge-watching on Disney+ in 2020, Avengers: Endgame is, debatably, one in all Marvel’s most profitable superhero motion pictures. What class is Avengers: Endgame nominated in? Would this be the primary Marvel film with an Oscar-win? Here’s what we find out about Marvel’s blockbuster and the upcoming award present.

‘Avengers: Endgame’ earned an Oscar nomination for the 2020 Award Ceremony

These heroes proved they have been keen to do no matter it takes to defeat Thanos. When Avengers: Endgame premiered throughout 2019, it grew to become one of many studios’ most profitable movies, incomes reward from followers and critics alike.

This was, actually, the final film for characters like Captain America and Iron Man and there have been talks of Robert Downey Jr. incomes an Oscar nomination for his position. (The actor reportedly didn’t need any recognition for his position as Tony Stark.)

Already the winner of the Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design for a Fantasy Feature Film, Avengers: Endgame is heading into the 2020 Academy Awards with one nomination beneath its belt. Marvel’s blockbuster is nominated beneath the Best Visual Effects class, together with movies The Irishman, The Lion King, 1917, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Robert Downey Jr. accepts The Male Movie Star of 2019 award for 'Avengers: Endgame'
Robert Downey Jr. accepts The Male Movie Star of 2019 award for ‘Avengers: Endgame’ | Alberto Rodriguez/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank

Is this record-breaking movie the primary Marvel film to earn an Academy Award nomination?

Even although Avengers: Endgame grew to become the film with the best variety of box-office gross sales, the movie solely earned the one Academy Award nomination. In truth, no Marvel motion pictures have ever been nominated for Best Picture at this award ceremony. There have been a number of different superhero-related, and extra particularly, Marvel-produced motion pictures with Oscar nominations and wins beneath their belt.

According to Next Best Picture, a handful of Marvel motion pictures earned Oscar nominations within the Best Visual Effects class. That consists of Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Avengers​, Iron Man 3, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, and Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2. However, the primary Marvel film to attain massive on the Academy Awards was the 2018 launch, Black Panther.

The cast of 'Black Panther' attends the 91st Annual Academy AwardsThe cast of 'Black Panther' attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards
The solid of ‘Black Panther’ attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards | Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

‘Black Panther’ gained Marvel Studios their first Academy Award in 2019

The first Oscar-winning movie from Marvel Studios, Black Panther took house three awards on the 2019 Oscars – for Costume Design, Production Design, and Original Score. This film, launched in 2018, grew to become one of many studios’ hottest motion pictures, (in fact, ultimately surpassed in field workplace gross sales by Avengers: Endgame.)

“Marvel may have created the first black superhero, but through costume design, we turned him into an African king,” Costumer designer Ruth E. Carter mentioned throughout her Academy Award acceptance speech.

“It’s been my life’s honor to create costumes,” she continued. “Thank you to the academy. Thank you for honoring African royalty and the empowered way women can look and lead onscreen.”

Many of Marvel’s Academy Award-nominated movies, together with Avengers: Endgame, can be found with a subscription to Disney+. To study extra about Disney’s streaming platform and to subscribe, go to their web site.

The Academy Awards happen on Feb. 9, 2020.

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