Oscars 2020: 'Endgame' hasn't won even one award and fans might just hold banners protesting the 'robbing'
Fans hoped for one last hurrah when the epic was nominated for 'Best Visual Effects' but the dreams were shattered by 1917
That Robert Downey Jr. wasn't nominated for 'Best Actor' at the 92nd Academy Awards already drew flak from Marvel fans. Add to this Martin Scorsese's comments and the lack of nominations for 'Avengers: Endgame' that irked them further. They hoped for one last hurrah when the epic was nominated for 'Best Visual Effects', and when '1917' snatched the coveted trophy, it was the last straw.
Furious fans took to Twitter to vent their anger. "How the f*** does 1917 win over the portal scene !!!!" asked a fan. Here's another, but on a rather profane-less side: "Sucks that #AvengersEndgame lost the only category they were nominated in. I'm sorry but, in my opinion, that movie deserved SO much better. #Oscars x". And then came those who would've probably protested with a "We have been robbed" banner outside the Dolby Theater, led by this fan who said, "Personally feel Avengers Endgame got robbed in the Visual Effects category and I like 1917. The portals scene alone with the ending fight should've been an instant win for Endgame but it is what it is. #Oscars."
Second-in-command would be this fan who tweeted: "Still annoyed that Avengers Endgame only got one Oscar which is visual effects. @RobertDowneyJr should’ve gotten an award for the lead male role and The Movie should’ve gotten the best movie award. I truly hope they win this award! @MarvelStudios#Oscars #[email protected]" In the words of Harry Dean Stanton from 'Avengers', we'd say to this fan, "Well, son, you've got a condition". If only the Oscars were so generous.
Here's one from the "hmph" category: "Avengers End Game doesn’t need an award from a bunch of old people. The entire cinematic universe knows! this was the most epic scene in movie history. Avengers Assemble! #Oscars". For most of the fans, the Oscars were just biased. "RDJ deserved a Best Actor nod and Endgame deserved a Best Picture nod. Screw the #Oscars Back in the day, they cared about the actual viewers. Remember when Return of the King won all those Oscars and it even wasn't the best out of the trilogy," tweeted a fan.
And ultimately, it was just down to this question: "highest-grossing movie of all time and only getting 1 nomination? Still don’t understand how...."
'1917' bagged the award for the Best Visual Effects and other nominees in the category for were 'The Irishman', 'The Lion King' and 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'.