Disney has confirmed that it has put the cast of Avengers: Endgame forward for Oscar consideration. The following candidates have now been forward by the House of Mouse, although the news comes at a very controversial time for comic book movies.
Although there’s definitely some Oscar-worthy actors and actresses in these lists, don’t forget that these aren’t nominations – they’re just considerations for nominations. Here’s the full list [via IGN]:
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Best Supporting Actor
- Robert Downey Jr.
- Chris Evans
- Mark Ruffalo
- Chris Hemsworth
- Jeremy Renner
- Josh Brolin
- Paul Rudd
- Don Cheadle
Best Supporting Actress
- Scarlett Johansson
- Gwyneth Paltrow
- Zoe Saldana
- Karen Gillan
- Brie Larson
The announcement has come following a hot debate over the legitimacy of comic book movies in cinema.
Recently, legendary director Martin Scorsese hit the headlines after criticising the recent slew of Marvel movies.
“I tried, you know?” the director told Empire when asked if he had seen Marvel’s movies. “But that’s not cinema.”
He continued: “Honestly, the closest I can think of them, as well made as they are, with actors doing the best they can under the circumstances, is theme parks. It isn’t the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being.”
Francis Ford Coppola also weighed in on the debate.
“When Martin Scorsese says that the Marvel pictures are not cinema, he’s right because we expect to learn something from cinema, we expect to gain something, some enlightenment, some knowledge, some inspiration.” He told journalists in Lyon.
Coppola continued: “I don’t know that anyone gets anything out of seeing the same movie over and over again. Martin was kind when he said it’s not cinema. He didn’t say it’s despicable, which I just say it is.”
The Oscar nominations will be announced in the coming months.
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