Disney backs ‘Avengers: Endgame’ for Best Picture Oscar nomination but snubs Robert Downey Jr's 'Iron Man' for Best Actor


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:

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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 do you feel about this? Does Downey Jr. deserve an Oscar nomination for his role as Iron Man in the film?

(Source: ComicBook.com/Twitter)