Marvel Studios might just get its shot for an Oscar this season as “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Captain America: Winter Soldier” are included in the shortlist for the award for Best Visual Effects. Read on to learn more about this scoop.
The news is not ultimately surprising for Marvel Studios getting a shot for an Oscar award. Looking back on their successfully produced films, all three movies of the “Iron Man” franchise were nominated in the same category during their own time. Even the high collaboration of “The Avengers” also garnered the exact same nomination two years ago. Now, with Marvel’s two latest films taking place in the top five box office movies of the year, it’s definitely not a shocker to assume that second placer, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and fifth placer, “Captain America: Winter Soldier,” would land a clear shot at the Academy Awards Nomination for Best Visual Effects category.
Based on the feature by Cinema Blend, there were 10 films that got shortlisted in the nominations for the Best Visual Effects category in the upcoming Academy Awards. Out of 10, three of them were comic-book movies that certainly paved their way to topping the Worldwide Box Office charts. These three are “Captain America: Winter Soldier,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “X – Men: Days of Future Past.” Taking four places out of the 10 are franchise forerunners “The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" and “Transformers: Age of Extinction.” Completing the shortlist are the gratifying stand-alone films “Interstellar,” “Maleficent” and “Godzilla.”
It’s quite difficult to assess which would really emerge to be the official nominees, but according to We Got This Covered, the Academy’s gauge on the eligibility of a film depends on two aspects. “a) The contribution the visual effects make to the overall production, and b) The artistry, skill and fidelity with which the visual illusions are achieved.” Lots of speculations are going around, but there’s only the official list to count on for the final say.
Final announcement of Academy Award nominations will be on Jan. 15, 2015, and by then, we’ll be able to determine if Marvel breaks through with two nominations, a nomination or none at all.
That concludes our feature for Marvel Studio’s shot for an Oscar award. Keep tabs on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates in the entertainment world.