According to box office collections Avengers: Endgame is this year’s biggest film. The Marvel Studios production shattered all box office records and the film eventually beat Avatar after a re-release and became the highest-grossing film of all times. Now, after raking in all the moolah the film is eyeing a few awards as well. It has already won a few awards in the pop award shows but is also generating Oscar buzz.
Fans and directors Joe and Anthony Russo have already expressed their interest in seeing Robert Downey Jr get a nomination for Best Actor but it seems the studio is not very gung-ho about it. A website reported that Disney launched its Awards Consideration list and it features the film in quite a few categories but Downey Jr.’s name is missing from the list. Here's the full list of awards that Disney is pushing Avengers: Endgame for:
Best Picture - Kevin Feige
Best Director - Anthony and Joe Russo
Best Adapted Screenplay - Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely
Best Cinematography - Trent Opaloch
Best Film Editing - Jeffrey Ford, Matthew Schmidt
Best Production Design - Charles Wood (Production Designer), Tonja Schurmann (Set Decorator)
Best Costume Design - Judianna Makovsky
Best Makeup & Hairstyling - John Blake, Janine Thompson, Brian Sipe
Best Sound Mixing - Tom Johnson, Juan Peralta, John Pritchett
Best Sound Editing - Shannon Mills, Daniel Laurie
Best Visual Effects - Dan Deleeuw, Matt Aitken, Russell Earl, Dan Sudick
Best Original Score - Alan Silvestri
The snub that Downey Jr. has faced has left fans furious. Avengers: Endgame fans took to Twitter to react. Check out a few reactions below:
What the fuck is this shit...... so we’re just going to ignore @RobertDowneyJr huh? Just act like that didn’t happen......? Got it. @MarvelStudios , you’re insane. @TheAcademy please take this into HEAVY consideration please. Ridiculous..... #AvengersEndgame https://t.co/UfzMvYufQ2
— Jon Knight (@Mr_JonKnight) October 3, 2019
You forgot Best Actor and that should be the man, the legend, Robert Downey Jr.
— Jack Bruttomesso (@jbrutto11) October 3, 2019
Robert Downey Jr deserves at least an Oscar nomination based solely on his monologue about how much he couldn't trust Steve when Thanos showed up in Infinity War #AvengersEndgame
— Samantha (@ZuuuuperSam) October 3, 2019
What do you feel about this? Does Downey Jr. deserve an Oscar nomination for his role as Iron Man in the film?