‘Captain America: Civil War’ Has Been Submitted For Awards Consideration

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Awards season has arrived and many film critics are expecting to receive their “for your consideration” DVDs. Going into the fall season, there’s a lot going on, and all the best movies are scheduled around this time so that studios ensure the critics will remember the cream of the crop. Usually, this means a lot of dramas and unfortunately no superhero films.

Marvel officially submitted Captain America: Civil War for awards consideration on September 23, when it held a screening of the film to help garner more attention to the film from awards organizations and critics associations. This won’t be the first time that Marvel has entered one of its films for submission. Guardians of the Galaxy, all three Iron Man films, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier have all been nominated in the Best Visual Effects category. Until now, however, none of Marvel’s films have won in any of the categories at the Oscars. Yet.

One of the low points of the Academy Awards is that more films such as Civil War aren’t recognized for more than just their stunt sequences. Maybe in the near future, there’ll come a day when there are multiple genre categories that will include films like this. Until then, we take what we can get.

It perhaps has a high chance of being recognized and nominated this year though. Not only did general audiences enjoy the film, but it also boasted a 90% Rotten Tomatoes score, so it was very well-received by everyone. The action and visual effects were also on point.

It’s yet to be seen what awards season will bring, but until then, we can all continue watching the airport fight sequence on repeat.

Captain America: Civil War is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman, and Don Cheadle.

Source: ComicBook.com

Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki is an entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. She's a geek, a lover of words, superheroes, and all things entertainment.

  • Bill

    Hahahaha quite literally not one award it has a chance to win

    • Carl

      What movie has better visual effects this year?

  • Origami Rose

    Im rooting for this. Has BvS and SS submitted theirs for the razzies?

    • Carl

      I’m sure they’ll get their share of Razzie noms.

  • Keiran S-C

    lmao it was an awful film, worst story telling since the first avengers movie. CW was too poor a film to qualifty for any awards the only character worth a mention in Black Pantha and he had to contend with that comedy fest of a fight in the middle of his dark serious story line :/

    • Carl

      You must have poor taste in movies and not understand story telling.

      • Keiran S-C

        well i posted a reply but the site keeps blocking it when theirs no fowl language or anything :/

        • Carl

          There are a few words that get a block besides fowl language. Not sure what that list is though.

          • Keiran S-C

            it was the word he ll* xD lol

          • Carl

            oh yeah, I’ve gotten a pending mark for that too. No idea why that’s a problem.

      • Keiran S-C

        why because i know opening a movie with a woman blaming the main character for the death of her son should be taken seriously ? and i know his first reaction shouldn’t be, lets go recruit the first underage wannabe hero i can get my hands on and throw him against a deadly brainwashed assassin who wont hold back, completely undermining the opening scene. Did stark just not care about that woman.

        or how he completely skipped over any guilt for ultron in 1 line “ultron thats on me” and his relationship that spanned 3 movies just as easily without the actress even being present all so he can hit on spideys hot aunt in the next scene O_o

        or how about spiderman agreeing to fight earths most loved savior and side with the man who unleashed a genocide craving robot uprising on humanity all in exchange for his college tuition being paid…… he felt like the biggest money grab i have seen in a movie by a studio which couldnt care less about continuity or story telling.

        Caps motivations were also illogical how he completely refuses to sign a contract to follow government orders?? isnt that what he did in WW2. he could easily have agreed to sign in exchange for bucky being brought in safely and offer to lead the team in doing so, which the government would agree to instantly since they want him as the face of the team. but instead he wants to be a stubborn vigilante who breaks international laws for the he ll of it.

        or how they staged Black panthas dark serious narrative along side 12 other heroes having a play fight while they crack jokes at one another. even Baron zemos master mind of a plan to cause the avengers to have a spat and recruit more members like that somehow makes up for his family being left to die in the middle of a battle field they created.

        CW has one of the worst hastily put together narratives i have seen.

        • SAMURAI36

          Yeah, Silly War was the dumbest thing to come out this year. I’m wondering who Disney paid to get this in the runnings.

          • Carl

            Go away. You don’t know what a good movie is.

            Civil War (yes I know what your dumb, pathetic, childish, Trump-like, insult name means) is an excellent movie. Critics and audiences loved it. It’s an evolution of the superhero genre.

            Also I see you prescribe to silly conspiracy theories as well. Do you believe that critics are paid off too? Don’t say yes, because it’ll invalidate everything you’ve every said.

          • SAMURAI36

            Awww, “go away”. Is that the best you got?

            I could care less what critics liked. And you have some nerve talking about Trump, when your pedestrian responses sound like Trump speeches. How’s it feel to know your hard-earned money is going to Trump anyways?

            But it’s nice to see you back to your group-think ways.

          • Carl

            Again go away. I’ve heard your silly, biased, hater opinion already.

            See you act just like Trump. You repeat false, insulting things like group-think and hope they stick. It’s quite hilarious how much you and he are alike in the petty, childish , name calling department.

        • Carl

          I disagree with everyone of those point.

          No, Tony did not ignore that woman in the beginning. He used her story as a strong argument for registration. Spider-Man has nothing to do with that. He has powers and will have to register if he wants to use them publically. He can protect the weak.

          In case you haven’t been paying attention Tony is pretty arrogant. He clearly does feel guilty for the Ultron incident. He isn’t going to mope around dwelling on it. That is one of the big reasons he went from anti-government cooperation in IM2 to signing the Accords in CW. He has also had a tumultuous relationship with Pepper and lots of experience with women so I wouldn’t expect him to be weepy over that either. He was hurt by it and that was yet another motivation for him supporting the Accords.

          I’m tired of writing but you get my drift. CW was a great movie, with great characters that had great motivation with a great plot. It’s a heavily, serious movie that has great moments of levity.

          P.S. You know they weren’t trying to kill each other in the Airport fight, right?

          • Keiran S-C

            He recruited an underage kid and pitted him against an assassin whos killed more ppl that captain america, he clearly didnt learn anything from that woman. Just imagine what her reaction would be like if she found out stark just bribed a kid to fight the winter soldier….. she would be outraged and slap him.
            He came across incredibly heartless and next to the brief, oh yeah im done with potts lets hit on aunt may now, just made him seem uncaring about anything in his life, theirs not moping around and then theirs not giving a f* like he showed in the film. He was portrayed awfully as was cap and that hit man version of spiderman.

            The only time he showed any emotion was during the final fight which would have been heartbreaking and incredibly serious if it wasnt directly following a 20+ minute comedy fest of a playfight.

            They had the “winter soldier”! on their side who is a louse cannon brainwashed by nazis and has killed plenty of ppl he isnt friendly and going to pull his punches like cap his an assassin with none to control him. and if i remember right they dropped one of those massive metal walk ways on top of a kid without having any estimation of his strength.

            not to mention vision randomly firing death beams into the sky and being shocked why he almost kills one of the flimsy humans in metal suits… what was he thinking.

          • Carl

            Alright you obviously don’t get what’s going on or choose not to for some reason. I’m not going to bother to point out anymore flaws in your comprehension of the story. Calling it a “comedy fest” shows your bias and lack of understanding of the situation in the movie or levity in general.

          • Keiran S-C

            O_o im not choosing to not understand in fact all im doing is describing scenes from the film, this is a solid flaw which contradicts iron mans storyline. Spiderman is underage and only a few months into his career their for he cannot sign up either way, he is still a kid whos still in college the goverment will not hire such a person.
            The opening scenes of the movie had stark confronted by a woman blaming him for the death of her son, having him be the guy to recruit this kid is moronic and hypocritical to the opening scene it shows that he either didnt listen or doesnt care about that woman and the role he played in his death. It was just poor writing plain and simple.

            It was made worse by stark the same man who created ultron trying to bribe spidey into fighiting captain america the man who saved earth countless times by saying he will pay his college tuition if he joins his side.

            spiderman didn’t even question it he saw free money in exchange for fighting earths savior and took it. It just wasnt spiderman atall.

            It sounds like youre refusing to acknowledged how lazy the writing was just because you like these characters.

          • Axxell

            Didn’t I already explain this to you? Really, anyone who knows these characters understood why they did what they did. Introducing moral quandaries into the film doesn’t make the film itself flawed.

          • Keiran S-C

            Motivations are important when the entire movie revolves around taking sides and the only motivation they showed for spiderman was money.
            I grew up with spiderman cartoons, movies and similar material but havnt collected the comics to be fair but it seems like common sense that he isnt just a sell out and it would take something important to make him fight a good man like cap.

            Introducing a character like spiderman to the MCU should be a big deal, he is probably marvels most famous character he deserves foreshadowing and build up before he makes his arrival and once hes been brought in with a good storyline he should play an important role in the film, which he didnt. Civil War hastily put together a plot to force spiderman into the universe by any means necessary and it contradicted iron mans story line simply because 2 studios made a deal to get spiderman standalones out ASAP and it backfired.

          • Axxell

            No it didn’t “backfire”…people thought he was introduced just fine. You’re the only person I know who’s complained about it…and I’ve read almost every major review of CW.

            The movie made it very clear that Peter Parker looks up to Iron Man, just like in the original story. They’re both avid science aficionados, and to have his idol walk through his door and ask him for help…he’ll naturally feel over-eager, especially as an impressionable teen. That’s the biggest factor in siding with him. The movie’s very overt about it…

          • Keiran S-C

            whether starks his idol or not it doesnt change my point or make it any less relevant.
            It was still hypocritical to have stark blamed for the death of a womans son then have him recruit a child. Spiderman still took money to fight earths savior.

          • Axxell

            whether starks his idol or not it doesnt change my point or make it any less relevant.

            Yes it does…if you claim that money was Spiderman’s sole motivation, but the movie says otherwise, then yeah, your opinion is moot.

            It was still hypocritical to have stark blamed for the death of a womans son then have him recruit a child.

            Yes, it was hypocritical…that’s part of Tony Stark’s character. That’s not a fault in the movie when it’s completely in the character’s nature.

          • Keiran S-C

            the money was a huge motivation for him fighting earths savior and he didnt ask any questions as to why should he fight this man and side with a person like stark. He didnt question whos in the right he just jumped on board to fight cap which is out of character for spidey and as for stark i would never have thought it to be in his nature to be completely uncaring over a death he’s almost entirely responsible for, he is human after all and the original scene made it look like those words hit home with him alot.

          • Axxell

            Thanks for prompting me to watch the movie again; I suggest you do the same, because as I said, money was not his primary motivation. He11, it wasn’t even a factor; after Stark gave Aunt May the story about being there because of a grant Peter had supposedly applied to, Peter pointed out in private that he never applied to any grant…after that, they never talked about money again, instead talking about his heroics and why he does what he does. He clearly didn’t care as much as you claim about money because his excuse for not wanting to go to Germany with Stark was that he had homework…You’re way off saying it was a motivation, much less a “huge” one.

            Let’s also remember this is a kid, told by his mentor that he can join the Avengers to fight bad guys…Do you really expect him to question his hero? This isn’t even out of character, since the comic book version did the same thing as well.

            You’re also misrepresenting the facts here…how do you jump to the conclusion that because Stark recruited Spiderman, then he’s “completely uncaring” about the death of the kid in Sokovia? Stop exaggerating everything…Peter Parker wasn’t some powerless, defenseless teen, and even after him being able to hang with the rest of the Avengers, it’s clear Ironman had ordered him to stay away from the fight; he took precautions.

            Like I said, none of the characters’ actions were black and white…everyone was trying to do the right thing, but going about it in different ways. That is by design, therefore, the movie achieved exactly what the producers intended.

            That’s why people thought it was great.

          • SAMURAI36

            Why is it that the ONLY person who’s NOT biased here, is you?

          • Carl

            Because I like both Marvel and DC. As well saying Civil War was bad is as ridiculous as saying The Dark Knight was bad. Just say you didn’t like it.

            Example, I didn’t like MoS but I can see why people did. It’s ok and would have been a good place to build off but then BvS and SS happened. Maybe WW and Affleck can save the DCEU.

          • SAMURAI36

            No, you like SOME DC, and ALL Marvel. There’s a difference. You can’t find any flaws in these films, as if if they are perfect.

          • Carl

            Lies again. I never said I like all Marvel. I like all Marvel Studios movies and have given you flaws like Malekith in Thor 2. Here’s a flaw for Civil War, I don’t like the oranges slices line that Ant-Man says after he is defeated. I just didn’t get it. I also don’t like all Marvel comics nor all the X-Men or any of the Fantastic Four movies. The Punisher and Ghost Rider movies were bad as well.

            Watch this.
            https://youtu.be/j_EtS3ujvVw

          • SAMURAI36

            No, Tony did not ignore that woman in the beginning. He used her story as a strong argument for registration. Spider-Man has nothing to do with that. He has powers and will have to register if he wants to use them publically. He can protect the weak.

            So wait, Tony didn’t ignore the woman, but he, what… Honored her wishes, by endangering another kid? What sense does that make?

            In case you haven’t been paying attention Tony is pretty arrogant. He clearly does feel guilty for the Ultron incident. He isn’t going to mope around dwelling on it. That is one of the big reasons he went from anti-government cooperation in IM2 to signing the Accords in CW. He has also had a tumultuous relationship with Pepper and lots of experience with women so I wouldn’t expect him to be weepy over that either. He was hurt by it and that was yet another motivation for him supporting the Accords.

            This sounds like BS. Tony’s actions should have landed him in jail a long time ago. But instead, he’s allowed to carry on even further like some petulant child.

            I’m tired of writing but you get my drift. CW was a great movie, with great characters that had great motivation with a great plot. It’s a heavy, serious movie that has great moments of levity.

            Who are you trying to convince of that? You keep saying this over and over.

            P.S. You know they weren’t trying to kill each other in the Airport fight, right?

            Please enlighten us as to what they were doing?

          • Carl

            Like I said Spider-Man has nothing to do with the woman who’s child died. Tony used her story as a reason for the Avengers to have oversight and accountability. That extends to all super powered individuals who want to do good, like Spider-Man. Tony recruits Peter to his cause and the legal course of action.

            Tony’s actions may have landed him in jail if he hadn’t also saved countless lives and the entire planet. So his cooperation is a fair compromise.

            I’m clearly trying to convince those with blind hatred like you. The majority of people agree that the movie is great.

            How do you not understand what they were doing in the Airport fight scene? Did you even watch the movie? Cap needed an aircraft to go after Zemo, Tony was there to stop and apprehend him. Beyond that it became a physical representation of their unrelenting ideological differences.

          • SAMURAI36

            Like I said Spider-Man has nothing to do with the woman who’s child died. Tony used her story as a reason for the Avengers to have oversight and accountability. That extends to all super powered individuals who want to do good, like Spider-Man. Tony recruits Peter to his cause and the legal course of action.

            Man, you really have problems drawing parallels, huh? See, this is why I make fun of your intellectual capacity all the time.

            So, let me slow it down, as I explain it to you.

            Tony’s actions with Spidey shows his own cognitive dissonance, as well as hypocrisy. He felt remorse for all of one second, and then turned around and committed another selfish act, where he LIED to a teenager’s guardian, and BRIBED a teenager by arming him to become a child soldier, to fight in his personal war, that said teenager had nothing to do with.

            If this TEENAGER had gotten hurt or killed, how was he going to explain this to this boys mother, who Tony LIED to previously?

            Please tell me how such wreckless endangerment and gross dereliction is somehow excusable.

            Tony’s actions may have landed him in jail if he hadn’t also saved countless lives and the entire planet. So his cooperation is a fair compromise.

            You mean, the same “countless lives” that he endangered, and has been endangering since the very first film? Those lives? Tony creates the situations that he has to save people from. It’d be almost Mackiavellian, if Marvel didn’t present it in such a juvenile way

            I’m clearly trying to convince those with blind hatred like you. The majority of people agree that the movie is great.

            You really have no idea how incredibly retarded this makes you sound, do you? I’m not the one with cognitive dissonance issues here, you are. The only reason you keep mentioning that, is as a means of dismissing someone who doesn’t suffer from group-think, as you do.

            How do you not understand what they were doing in the Airport fight scene? Did you even watch the movie? Cap needed an aircraft to go after Zemo, Tony was there to stop and apprehend him. Beyond that it became a physical representation of their unrelenting ideological differences.

            I watched the movie 3 times, thank you very much. I even wrote a review for it.

            And that airport scene was nonsense. As a fight scene, it was poorly choreographed, with everybody running at each other like a WWE wrestling moment. These people are supposed to be trained govt’ operatives, and yet they fight like Power Rangers in all these films. If I wasn’t sure, I’d think that Disney made these films to cater to 9 year olds. Oh wait….

            LMAO, “unrelenting ideological differences”. You mean the ones that they shift back and forth between within the course of the movie?

  • Carl

    It should win Best Visual Effects. Nothing this year has come close. It showcases the pinnacle of what can be done today.

    Great movie overall. Could get a best picture nom. there isn’t much else great this year. The Nice Guys is another great movie this year.

    • SAMURAI36

      LMAO, shaky camera effects are the new “best visual effects”, it seems.

      • Carl

        What shaky camera effects? lol

  • Maximillian Pegasus

    If Winter Soldier and GotG didn’t get any awards i doubt Civil War can, also the CGI in CW was wonky at times.

  • Harish

    Let’s not kid ourselves this movie is not going to get nominated or win any awards in the category of best movie, best director or best screenplay. It “might” win or get nominated in the technical categories but even that’s doubtful.

  • gooched

    “One of the low points of the Academy Awards is that more films such as Civil War aren’t recognized for more than just their stunt sequences.”

    Because hardly any of them deserve anything more than that. Don’t get me wrong there are definitely some easy oscar bait fluff trash that make the awards season that a lot of cbm’s just crap on completely, and some of that stuff actually manages to win the big one (*cough* crash *cough*), however generally speaking, barely any summer blockbuster is good enough for the nod, the ones that are genuinely good enough end up getting some recognition (the dark knight, mad max fury road) at this point in time I just don’t think Marvel has made anything that warrants that level of acclaim from the academy.

    TL;DR version. Despite the bias, Marvel haven’t done anything to prove them wrong yet. Maybe Black Panther?

    • Carl

      Not sure how The Dark Knight is worthy but Civil War isn’t? I loved the Dark Knight too but without Heath Ledger’s Joker performance, the movie wouldn’t be considered great. I’m not sure Ledger would have won if he hadn’t died either. He deserved to win in my opinion though.

      • Arthur

        Cinematography, acting, directing, screenplay, score…

        • Carl

          Civil War has all that in spades. Well except the score, that was just fine not Oscar worthy, though neither was the Dark Knight’s.

          • Arthur

            oh boy, it’s a waste of time

          • Carl

            It is a waste of time to deny that Civil War was an excellent movie.

          • SAMURAI36

            Silly War was nonsense.

          • Carl

            So, wasting your time I see.

          • SAMURAI36

            Nope, Silly War was garbage.

          • Carl

            Wasting time again, then.

          • Kelly

            Civil War was a good movie, but Oscar caliber?
            Nope.
            Who gave an Oscar worthy performance on the level of Heath Ledger?
            Evans? Hahaha, no.
            Neither did RDJ or Boseman.
            As for cinematography, you think it can compete with Arrival? Civil War looks like a TV movie.

          • Carl

            Arrival isn’t even out. If you think Civil War looks like a TV movie then your judgement on what is quality in the film industry is invalid.

      • Kelly

        Civil War is not The Dark Knight in any circumstance. They’re not even in the same ballpark.

        • Carl

          It’s in the exact same ballpark.

          • SAMURAI36

            Wow, you really have lost your mind. Not a single thing that Marvel has done is remotely close to TDK.

          • Carl

            Except for Civil War, Winter Soldier, Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and Iron Man. They are all great like The Dark Knight was.

            Let that hate and blind faith flow. It’s hilarious and embarrassing.

          • SAMURAI36

            Clearly the awards committees didn’t think so. So is the hate flowing thru them as well?

            In fact, you do realize that of the top 100 movies of this century, not a single Marvel film makes the cut? And TDK does? Matter of fact, another DC film makes the list:

            59. A History of Violence (David Cronenberg, 2005)
            33. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008)

            http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160819-the-21st-centurys-100-greatest-films

            So now what? None of the people that matter, think these Marvel films are worth ranking high on anybody’s lists.

          • Carl

            That’s just one list. Also hard to take seriously with Spring Breakers on it. lol

            It’s all just a matter of opinion though. It’s hard to rank good movies vs good movies.

          • SAMURAI36

            Feel free to find a list that is universally accepted, where Marvel movies show up on it, then. Cuz it d&mn sure ain’t the academy awards.

          • Anna

            I’m sorry, the Oscar was won by Heath Ledger for his role as the Joker. Which means the Academy recognized Heath Ledger’s talent as an actor. One well-played role doesn’t make a good movie, there is much more to that. This Oscar is more of a personal achievement for Heath Ledger than an actual recognition of the TDK as an Oscar-worthy movie. If the TDK trilogy was so great, why then the movies were not awarded with more Oscars? Plus, let’s be honest here, if Ledger had not died, he would have never won than Oscar. Simply because he played a character in a comic book movie. Don’t get me wrong, Heath definitely deserved to receive an Oscar for his talent but he did not play The Joker better than he played all his other roles.

            And last but not least, I don’t think Marvel should care about the Oscars at all. It is much more important the audience and the fans to like their movies, not some critics who choose the winners at the Oscars. Who liked a certain movie and who did not is a VERY subjective matter. However, math is an exact science and you can always check if a movie was liked by taking a look at the box office. And judging by the numbers, oh yeah Marvel’s movies are liked. The MCU is the most successful franchise in the history of Hollywood, you can google that yourself. Here are some statistics:

            http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/franchises/sort/World

  • Kelly

    Even the CGI in Civil war was hit and miss, i.e. Spider-man and Black Panther.

  • Darthmanwe

    I’d say one Oscar it could go for is sound mixing and editing.