Disney trying to nominate 'Avengers: Infinity War' for 11 Oscars
'Avengers: Infinity War' has been the biggest Marvel movie yet and is the fourth highest grossing film of all time, having made more than $2 billion globally. In light of its phenomenal commercial success, distributor Disney is vying for critical recognition as well. To this extent, they are pushing to have 'Infinity War' nominated for 11 Oscar categories. Read all about it here.
Initially, Disney listed 'Infinity War' only for Best Visual Effects, since most of the film hinged on its brilliance. However, they recently decided to push the film for 10 other categories including, Best Original Score, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Costume Design, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Film Editing, and the coveted Best Director.
While Disney's attempts for 11 nominations for 'Infinity War' seem spectacular, it has pushed 'Black Panther' even further. The critically acclaimed superhero film, that explored racial and colonial discourses is being pushed for the most renowned categories like Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, among others. A veteran Oscar strategist coupled with a significant budget is attempting to make Disney's awards' dreams come true.
Fans are obviously excited at the news of 11 possible Oscar inclusions, but they wanted Josh Brolin to be nominated as Best Supporting Actor for his role as Thanos. However, Marvel Studios is favoring Michael B. Jordan's Killmonger, since Brolin's was a motion capture role.
Superhero movies have long been snubbed from serious award categories, something the Oscars tried to rectify with their recent failed decision to include a separate category. However, with superhero movies beginning to transcend realms of fantasy and engaging with pressing world issues, they deserve to be acknowledged critically and Disney's push for 'Infinity War' and 'Black Panther' signals a step in the right direction.