Disney pushing Robert Downey Jr. and “Avengers: Endgame” stars for Oscars

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Disney and Marvel Studios broke records this year thanks to the box office hit Avengers: Endgamewhich became the highest-grossing film in history after it passed James Cameron’s Avatar.

The end of the decade-long Infinity Saga has clearly hit the record books but Disney thinks the film (and its actors) deserves more as they are now pushing for Avengers: Endgame for a ton of Academy Awards, including its main stars.

Marvel fans have been pushing for Robert Downey Jr. to receive a nomination for the Oscars for his incredible performance of Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man), ever since the film’s release in April. But Disney and Marvel feel as if all of their Avengers: Endgame stars could potentially set records this awards season.

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There are a total of 13 actors from the Marvel film that now appear under the “For Your Consideration” banner on the Disney awards campaign website that they would like to be considered for a nomination.

All of the actors that Disney is pushing to be considered for an Oscar Nomination include the categories of the Best Supporting Actor or Best Supporting Actress categories.

The actors included in this “For Your Consideration” push for Best Supporting Actor includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Josh Brolin, Paul Rudd, and Don Cheadle.

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The actresses included in the Oscar Nomination push for Best Supporting Actress include Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, and Brie Larson.

Since this star studded cast is looked at as more of an ensemble of actors and actresses, no one is being pushed by Disney for Best Lead Actor or Actress this awards season.

Disney also wants consideration for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup & Hairstyling, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Visual Effects, and Best Score.

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Realistically, Avengers: Endgame most likely won’t be receive an Academy Award nomination for all of these categories, and the same goes for all of the actors or actresses, but there is some potential here and Avengers: Endgame could possibly break even more records at the Academy Awards.

The 91st Academy Awards will take place on February 9, 2020.

Do you think Avengers: Endgame will be nominated for any Academy Awards? Let us know in the comments.

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