In news that will surprise no one, Disney has submitted Avengers: Endgame for consideration at next year’s Academy Awards. The Marvel super hero sequel – which just happens to be the highest grossing movie of all-time – has been put forward for…
*Pauses for dramatic tension*
…a lot of awards!
Will it win any?
Well, we will have to wait until February 2020 to find out. But for now, the categories that Disney is pushing for are as follows:
- Best Picture – Kevin Feige
- Best Director – Anthony & Joe Russo
- Best Adapted Screenplay – Christopher Marks & Stephen McFeely
- Best Cinematography – Trent Opaloch
- Best Film Editing – Jeffrey Ford & Matthew Schmidt
- Best Production Design – Charles Wood (Production Designer) & Tonja Schurman (Set Director)
- Best Makeup & Hairstyling – John Blake, Janine Thompson & Brian Sipe
- Best Costume Design – Judianna Makovsky
- Best Sound Mixing – Tom Johnson, Juan Peralta & John Pritchett
- Best Sound Editing – Shannon Mills & Daniel Laurie
- Best Visual Effects – Dan Deleeuw, Matt Aiken, Russell Earl & Dan Sudick
- Best Original Score – Alan Silvestri
You’ll note that no actors have been suggested for consideration, the categories are all for the production side of things. Sorry Robert Downey Jr. fans, he’s not being pushed for an Oscar.
Now it’s worth mentioning that while Disney has submitted these names for the categories listed above, it doesn’t mean the film will make it onto every shortlist. The Academy will have a lot of movies to consider for each category, and many simply won’t make the cut.
In light of Endgame‘s financial success, plus the fact that the movie became such a cultural event in 2019, it would be good if it did get some recognition at next year’s Academy Awards. But I guess… only time will tell.
In other Marvel/Disney news, Marvel Studios’ big cheese, Kevin Feige is developing a new Star Wars movie. It would appear that Lucasfilm and the Mouse House are keen for Feige to work his magic on the Star Wars films in the same way he has made the Marvel Cinematic Universe so successful.
Disney Co-Chair, Alan Horn (via The Hollywood Reporter) said: “With the close of the Skywalker Saga, [Lucasfilm President, Kathleen Kennedy] is pursuing a new era in Star Wars storytelling, and knowing what a diehard fan Kevin [Feige] is, it made sense for these two extraordinary producers to work on a Star Wars film together.”
No further details have been made available at this time, but with more Marvel movies on the horizon in Phase 4, a new Sony/Marvel co-production for Spider-Man, plus this new Star Wars movie, Feige is going to be very, very busy. Very busy indeed.