The 91st Oscar will be broadcast live on ABC – Disney-owned TV channel and Marvel’s parent company.
To promote the new Avengers, Disney will probably try to put as many stars of the Avengers: Endgame as possible on stage. The actors will take turns hosting the show between the awards. This is not necessarily a precedent, by the 2013 Oscar, the “remote” program maker gathered many Marvel members like Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson.
Marvel movies, which were not respected by the Academy
If you look at Oscar‘s history, Marvel’s names appear but only in sub-categories, such as Excellent Visual Effects or Excellent Sound Editing. Even though it is still a gold statue, it is definitely the Best or Best Male Film Excellence is still the more honorable item in any award.
The last time a Marvel movie won in the Best Picture Effect category was on Oscar 2005, when Spider-Man 2 was named (Marvel must thank Sony for this). Although the revenue is not equal to Marvel’s, but with the legendary blockbuster The Dark Knight, the DC has earned me 6 nominations and has won 2 Oscars, Excellent Sound Editing (for Richard King) and Excellent Supporting Male Actor (for Heath Ledger).
But this year’s Oscar will be smoother for Marvel, when a superhero movie can be nominated in the Best Movie category. A few months ago at the Golden Globe awards ceremony, the Black Panther appeared in three categories: Drama of Excellence in Drama, Excellent Soundtrack and Excellent Soundtrack Song. While not winning any prizes but this is also a very encouraging endeavor of “Mouse”, nominating in an important category such as Best Feature Film is an important step to get closer to Oscar.
Marvel picked the wrong “entry”
The Black Panther is a good film with a strong cast and good script, but there are many fans who think Disney should favor Avengers: Infinity War. The latest Avengers movie has an end that can’t be more shocking (ask Thanos), take advantage of an equally powerful cast and for the first time, a superhero movie to let the villain win.
Avengers: Infinity War has a lot to do better than Black Panther and will also have more chances at Oscar. But what to say is that, even if the Black Panther or Avengers nominated, this year’s Oscar may still be a big step for Marvel for this prestigious award.
The love even though wrong, Oscar still has to award. This year it will be a bit odd that the cast of a non-welcoming Oscar genre will host the main show, and Disney will also take advantage of the opportunity to promote Avengers: Endgame.
The Oscar program and nominations for the 91st time have not yet been announced, so try to wait until January 22.