Disney isn’t pushing for Robert Downey Jr. to win Best Actor

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Disney recently launched its Awards Consideration list for “Avengers: Endgame,” sharing online exactly which Oscars the company is hoping to win at the awards show in February. But even after numerous figures in Hollywood and fans worldwide have said that Robert Downey Jr. should win an Oscar for his “Endgame” performance, Disney isn’t campaigning for him to win Best Actor, and fans aren’t happy.

Keep in mind that nominations haven’t been solidified yet, so Disney is currently in the stage of campaigning for “Avengers: Endgame” and other 2019 films to be nominated.

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For your reference, here’s the full list of Academy Awards that Disney is pushing for “Endgame” to win:

  • 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

According to this list, Disney is hoping “Avengers: Endgame” will win in 12 Oscar categories…none of which are Best Actor or include Robert Downey Jr. And after fans noticed that their efforts to get Downey Jr. an Oscar might have been thwarted, they weren’t too happy about it.

Several Downey Jr. fans who think the actor should win an Oscar for his performance in “Endgame” took to social media to express their disappointment with Disney’s current Awards Consideration list. Here’s what they are saying:

It’s safe to say fans everywhere are, for the most part, pretty upset that it looks like Downey Jr. won’t be getting an Oscar nomination. But as some have pointed out, it’s possible that Disney doesn’t want to play favorites when it comes to the Best Actor award. Like the other “Avengers” films, “Endgame” had an ensemble cast. Even though Downey Jr. gave arguably the best performance in the entire film — and even though it is his character who ultimately saved the world — some argue that nominating him could alienate the rest of the cast.

Still, given that Iron Man is the hero who truly anchored the “Avengers” films. And we’d be lying if we said we didn’t love him 3000.

Do you think Disney should be campaigning for Robert Downey Jr. to win Best Actor for “Endgame”? Let us know in the comments!

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