So many talks about pushing superhero movies for the most prestigious awards this year, and they will again just need to be satisfied with the nomination for the Best Visual Effects. On the other hand, this is the first time ever that Marvel has two candidates in one category.
We have already talked about how superhero movies are generally underrepresented when it comes to being nominated, let alone winning the awards in the movie industry. Of course, there have been some exceptions, like The Dark Knight, which is still considered as one of the best superhero movies (although Nolan played it more to be drama-thriller) of all time.
MCU movies never had much luck with the awards until 2018 when Black Panther was released. That movie was nominated for seven Oscars, and won three of them. To this day, Black Panther remained the only MCU movie that walked away with the Golden Statue. Yep, 27 movies released so far, only three Oscars, and all three were won by the same movie.
Other MCU movies were mainly nominated for the Best Visual Effects, because that’s something that Marvel movies are known for. Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame — all of them were nominated for the Best Visual Effects. But what’s even more interesting, despite so many movies that were nominated in this category, no MCU movie ever won an Oscar for the Best Visual Effects.
This year, Marvel has another chance, and for the first time ever, with two candidates. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Spider-Man: No Way Home were both nominated for the Best Visual Effects. Except each other, these movies will also compete against Dune, Free Guy, and No Time To Die. So, MCU has a 40% chance of finally winning this award this year.
What do you think, which movie will win an Oscar for the Best Visual Effects this year.