After campaigning for Black Panther to receive Oscar nominations in every category, Disney makes push for just one with Avengers: Infinity War.
According to Disneystudioawards.com, the mouse is only asking voters to consider the mega Marvel mashup for just one category. The film that slaughtered box office records and was the triumphant culmination of ten years of churning out consistent hit films is not getting the serious awards push that Black Panther is getting. The film that came out prior to Infinity War is listed on the same site for voters to consider it for pretty much every category. The third Avengers film is only looking to acquire Oscar gold in the category of VFX. The film does contain a lot of elements going on at once, most of which if you are not MCU savvy would make the film less enjoyable. This does not take away from the effects in the film. The VFX work is well done and is definitely deserving of some recognition in that department.
It makes sense that there are no considerations for acting as there are so many parts with not many getting enough screen time to really showcase a solid argument for contention. The argument could be made for Zoe Saldana as Gamora, or even for Josh Brolin as Thnaos, but to be honest, those seem like longshots in the upcoming awards season. Consideration for Sound Editing and Mixing categories are two other awards the Academy should consider as well. Either way, Avengers: Infinity War was a great superhero flick and fans everywhere will have to see how Earth’s Mightiest Heroes undo the Snappening when Avengers 4 hits theaters next year as well as if it can convince voters that it is deserving of VFX Oscar glory.
Do you think Infinity War deserves more than just one Oscar nomination? Which awards do you think the mega Marvel mashup should be considered for? Please your thoughts in the comments below.
Thanos will return in next year’s untitled follow-up to Infinity War.
A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers 4 is expected to star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Josh Brolin and Chris Pratt.
Avengers 4 is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 3, 2019.