Disney Submits Main Cast From Avengers: Endgame For Oscar Nominations
There's no denying that Avengers: Endgame entered the history books in terms of film iconography as well as at the Box Office.
But Disney has made it clear that it wants the incredible superhero movie to be remembered in another type of history book.
The Mickey Mouse Corporation has formally submitted an application to get the main cast of the film nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and Actress.
That includes the likes of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Josh Brolin, Paul Rudd, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan and Brie Larson.
Disney has made submissions for directors Anthony and Joe Russo to be nominated for Best Director as well as Kevin Feige for Best Picture.
The company has also lodged applications for Best Cinematography, Best Make Up and Hairstyling, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Original Score, Best Visual Effects, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design and Best Film Editing.
No small order there Mickey.
This isn't the first time there has been Oscar buzz around Endgame.
Joe Russo singled out Robert Downey Jr's performance in his final turn as Tony Stark - Iron Man.
Joe said that Downey Jr gave an 'awards-calibre performance' during the final moments of the film when an emotional silent exchange takes place between Stark and Dr Strange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch.
If you're struggling to remember what happens, Stark and Strange exchange a wordless moment in which Stark realises they've arrived in one of the possible futures in which his Avengers have managed to defeat the evil Thanos, played by Josh Brolin.
In that one fleeting moment, Stark realises that he has to die so that everyone can be saved. He must click his fingers and sacrifice himself for the greater good.
Joe Russo told Backstory Magazine: "What's so incredible about Robert Downey and his performance - and we think this is an awards-calibre performance - is when he looks at Benedict in that moment, what you see happen on his face and the way he just drops his eyes and receives the information, it's because he knows he's the solution and the solution involves snapping his fingers - he's going to die.
"The thing he wanted to preserve two hours earlier in the movie is his relationship with his daughter, and he will have to sacrifice that in order to save everyone else."
We'll have to wait and see if the Academy agree the film and the people who brought it to life are Oscar-worthy.
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