Marvel Fans Are Outraged At Avengers: Infinity War’s Oscar Loss

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It’s hard to feel sorry for a film that took more at the box office globally than any other release in 2018 and currently ranks as the fourth highest-grossing movie of all time, but many Marvel fans were still upset to see Avengers: Infinity War go home empty-handed from last night’s Oscar ceremony.

All in all, it proved to be a good evening for Marvel Studios, with Black Panther landing the studio its first ever Academy Awards, as well as becoming the first superhero movie in history to land as many as three Oscars. For Infinity War, however, such success was not meant to be, with the film losing out to Damien Chazelle’s First Man in its sole category of Best Visual Effects. And while some Marvel fans were gracefully acceptant of the loss, others were outraged at the verdict, and weren’t shy about saying so:

As disappointed as many fans were by First Man’s victory, it wasn’t the most surprising of developments. Like most Marvel Studios films before it, Infinity War has hardly been a major awards magnet in these past few months, and unlike its fellow MCU release Black Panther, its critical reception hasn’t been quite on the level of its world-conquering box office success.

Speaking of which, there’s a case to be made that no other 2018 release is in less need of further exposure than Avengers: Infinity War, with its phenomenal run in theaters last year proving plenty enough already. Either way, directors Anthony and Joe Russo are facing high enough expectations as is with Avengers: Endgame, which currently seems destined to become 2019’s biggest film when it arrives in cinemas on April 26th.

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