If you thought only Spider-Man: No Way Home is getting the campaign to be nominated for the most prestigious award in the movie industry, think again. Disney and Marvel Studios have decided to start the campaign for their movies Black Widow and Eternals to be nominated for Oscars in multiple categories.
We already talked about how superhero movies are usually underrepresented when it comes to getting, or event being nominated for, the most prestigious awards. The only Marvel movie that was the exception of that unspoken rule was Black Panther, which was nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture, and won three of them. Some other MCU movies usually had to be satisfied only with a nomination for the Best Visual Effects at most. To this day, Black Panther remains the only MCU movie that won the famous golden statue.
But, could that change this year? After Black Panther, will some other Marvel movie be able to say “Hey, I’ve won an Oscar!” Well, Disney and Marvel will do their best to make that a reality. But let’s remember, they tried the same with Avengers: Endgame two years ago, and the movie was only nominated for the Best Visual Effects, and lost in the category against Sam Mendes’ war movie 1917.
After Spider-Man: No Way Home, Disney is officially pushing Black Widow and Eternals in hope that they’re gonna be nominated for the Academy Award. Check the categories that Disney is aiming at with each of these films:
Best Picture: Kevin Feige, p.g.a.Best Director: Cate ShortlandBest Adapted Screenplay: Eric Pearson; Story by Jac Schaeffer and Ned BensonBest Cinematography: Gabriel Beristain, ASCBest Film Editing: Leigh Folsom Boyd, ACE and Matthew SchmidtBest Production Design: Charles Wood and John BushBest Costume Design: Jany TemimeBest Sound: Shannon Mills, Daniel Laurie, Juan Peralta, Lora Hirschberg, Chris Munro, and Nia HansenBest Makeup and Hairstyling: Paul Gooch and Paula PriceBest Visual Effects: Geoffrey Baumann, Dave Hodgins, Craig Hammack, and Paul CorbouldOriginal Score: Lorne Balfe
Best Picture: Kevin Feige, p.g.a., Nate Moore, p.g.a.Best Director: Chloé ZhaoBest Actress: Gemma ChanBest Actor: Richard MaddenBest Supporting Actress: Lia McHugh, Lauren Ridloff, Salma Hayek, Angelina JolieBest Supporting Actor: Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry, Barry Keoghan, Don Lee, Kit HarringtonBest Adapted Screenplay: Chloé Zhao, Patrick Burleigh, Ryan Firpo, Kaz FirpoBest Cinematography: Ben Davis, BSCBest Production Design: Eve Stewart, Set Decorator, Michael StandishBest Sound: Addison Teague, Daniel Laurie, Lora Hirschberg, Juan Peralta, Gareth JohnBest Film Editing: Craig Wood, ACE, Dylan Tichenor, ACEBest Custume Design: Sammy Sheldon DifferBest Makeup and Hairstyling: Frances Hannon, Karen CohenBest Visual Effects: Stephane Ceretti, Matt Aitken, Daniele Bigi, Neil CorbouldBest Original Score: Ramin Djawadi
Black Widow was released last summer in theaters and on Disney+ simultaneously, which caused a lawsuit between Scarlett Johansson and the House of Mouse, but the lawsuit was settled a couple of months later. Black Widow grossed $379 million worldwide, although it was recently reported that Disney lost around $600 million in revenue due to piracy. Eternals was released last November exclusively in theaters, and it grossed $401 million. Eternals Chloé Zhao won two Academy Awards last year for her movie Nomadland (Best Achievement in Directing and Best Motion Picture of the Year).
Black Widow is available on Disney+ now, Eternals will be available on the streaming service starting January 12.