The controversy started after a list started making the rounds online that had the omission.
Here’s @Disney‘s “For Your Consideration” list for #AvengersEndgame‘s awards season campaign, which notably omits all of the film’s actors & actresses… https://t.co/re7D0kNT9D pic.twitter.com/wVGAFQ30Sc
— MCU Direct (@MCU_Direct) October 3, 2019
While fans are understandably mad about Downey Jr.’s exclusion, none of the actors are being helmed for awards. The Iron Man movies started the push for superhero movies to come back in a huge way but to not include any of the actors has made quite a few fans mad.
Take a look at how some people are reacting online below. Many are calling out the Downey Jr. snub while some are pointing out the likelihood of Joker beating out the Avengers flick in a number of categories.
The Russos:”Robert Downey Jr should be nominated for Best Actor”
Marvel Studios pic.twitter.com/bfNzh46mVB
— Solid Nik (@niklander2) October 3, 2019
What the fuck is this shit…… so we’re just going to ignore @RobertDowneyJr huh? Just act like that didn’t happen……? Got it. @MarvelStudios , you’re insane. @TheAcademy please take this into HEAVY consideration please. Ridiculous….. #AvengersEndgame https://t.co/UfzMvYufQ2
— Jon Knight (@Mr_JonKnight) October 3, 2019
The only one that it really deserves is the Best Actor nom for RDJ, and they didn’t list it for him?! The #MCU franchise was basically built on his shoulders. Without him, there is no #AvengersEndgame. #NominateRDJ pic.twitter.com/VjBrqcExRv
— Megan Larson (@meganlarsonlive) October 3, 2019
I honestly don’t think RDJ deserves best actor…
He had a great performance, but it was in no way Oscar worthy.
Joaquin Pheonix however… god damn
— The Uneducated Film Geek lives in a Society (@uneducatedpop) October 3, 2019
Best Director and picture – No chance
Best VFX and Screenplay – 50 %
Best cinematography – 70%
Note : Joker is better than Endgame in all department. So it’s gonna be interesting.
— Sidhaarth VJ ⚒ (@sidhaarthd) October 3, 2019
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