For the past couple of years, superhero movies have been recognized for more than just their impressive box-office numbers. Hugh Jackman’s last portrayal of the iconic superhero, Wolverine, came around in Logan, which would be nominated at The Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay. Then last year Black Panther was nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture, and ended up winning three of them, shocking the world. At that moment, it became clear that superhero movies weren’t being looked at as merely popcorn flicks anymore.
These were solidly made, well-thought-out films that deserved just as much recognition as the more serious movies designed to receive Oscar buzz.
This year we have two AMAZING comic book movies that could get receive some serious Oscar buzz; Avengers: Endgame and Joker. For Endgame, Robert Downey Jr. could easily receive an Oscar nomination, considering that the film was his last outing as the iconic hero, Iron Man, and he evidently poured his heart into the final performance.
And with Joker just debuting at the Venice Film Festival, the buzz is persistent that this is one of the best movies of the year. And everyone agrees that Joaquin Phoenix will DEFINITELY be nominated for his role as the iconic DC Comics villain, The Joker. His portrayal of the dark and demented psychopath left viewers shaken and riveted all at once.
So, is it possible that this could be the first time we see two actors get the recognition they rightfully deserve for their roles in comic book movies at The Oscars? I sure hope so.
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