Critics' Choice Awards 2020: 'Avengers: Endgame' wins Best Action Movie, beats '1917' and 'Ford v Ferrari'
The MCU blockbuster also managed to pip formidable competitors in 'John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum' and 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'
'Avengers: Endgame' may not have raked in the awards at the Golden Globes, but it did walk away with an award at the 25th Critics' Choice Awards on January 12 night for 'Best Action Movie'. The MCU blockbuster managed to pip formidable competitors in '1917', 'Ford v Ferrari', John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum', and 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'.
'Avengers: Endgame' also ruled the BO in 2019. It grossed $858.4 million in the United States and Canada, and $1.939 billion in other territories, for a worldwide total of $2.798 billion. With these staggering numbers, it's anybody's guess why the film deserved to earn the award. And with this, fans who were upset and furious that the movie wasn't nominated in the recently concluded Golden Globe Awards are now hopeful that it takes some Oscars home.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, 'Avengers: Endgame' features an ensemble cast including Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.
The behemoth stacked up a healthy 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with the critics' consensus reading: "Exciting, entertaining, and emotionally impactful, Avengers: Endgame does whatever it takes to deliver a satisfying finale to Marvel's epic Infinity Saga."
Upon its release, the epic was praised for its direction, acting, musical score, action sequences, visual effects, and emotional weight, with critics lauding its culmination of the 22-film story. It was followed by 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' starring Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal in lead roles.
MCU kicks off Phase 4 with 'Black Widow' starring Scarlett Johansson on May 1.