Avengers: Endgame Fans Campaigning For Robert Downey Jr. To Get An Oscar

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Almost every MCU hero got their moment in Avengers: Endgame, but with the possible exception of Captain America, the main player in the ensemble epic was undoubtedly Iron Man. And now that Robert Downey Jr. looks to have hung up the suit once and for all, many fans are arguing that it’s time for the star to get some Academy recognition for bringing Tony Stark to the big screen.

In his decades-spanning career, Downey has received two Oscar nominations – once for the 1992 film Chaplin, then again for his supporting turn in 2008’s Tropic Thunder. Funnily enough, in the latter case, Downey was beaten out by Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, in one of the rare instances of a comic book movie being nominated in an acting category. Even Black Panther – which received seven nominations, including Best Picture – saw none of its actors recognized at this year’s Academy Awards.

With that in mind, an Oscar nod for Downey feels like a long shot, but that hasn’t stopped fans from taking to Twitter to plead their case:

On a related note, Fandango managing editor Erik Davis recently reported that Endgame had a big screening for Academy members this week, suggesting that Marvel Studios just might be preparing for a big Oscar push. Honestly, given how fan-oriented the movie is, we wouldn’t bet on Endgame finding as much success as Black Panther, but hey, there’s no harm in trying.

Either way, an argument can be made that no other 2019 release is in less need of further exposure than Avengers: Endgame. With a global gross of $1.764 billion, the film currently sits as the fifth highest grossing movie of all time. In other words, we wouldn’t shed too many tears if Marvel Studios goes home from the next Academy Awards empty-handed.

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