Marvel Continues Oscar Bid as Disney Enters ‘Eternals’ for Consideration in 15 Categories
In what has become the worst-kept secret in all of Hollywood, Marvel continues its Oscar bid as Disney enters Eternals for consideration in 15 categories.
Through the 20 years of the existence of comic book adaptations, it is not new to anyone that the community of film critics has been increasingly demonstrative of the genre as a whole.
Despite the vast improvements in narrative quality and visual style- not to mention the immense technological advancements that the genre has brought forth to the industry- still remains the hesitancy to accept comic book adaptations into the sphere of critically adored movies.
The “big-budget franchise” films have always carried with them this perception; a perception that Disney, and Marvel, are fighting tirelessly to change.
We noted that Spider-Man: No Way Home has taken on the Academy, in hopes that the biggest movie of the Pandemic era can find its well-deserved critical audience emboldened enough to grant it success in the one arena it has thus far been unsuccessful; The Oscars.
Then, not long after did news break that Disney and Marvel sought to garner Academy consideration for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings; with it being put up for 14 different categories.
It appears the studio has no qualms of stopping anytime soon, with news breaking that Marvel continues its Oscar bid as Disney enters Eternals for consideration in a remarkable 15 categories
The categories read as follows:
- Best Picture: Kevin Feige p.g.a, and Nate Moore p.g.a
- Best Director: Chloe Zhao
- Best Actress: Gemma Chan
- Best Actor: Richard Madden
- Best Supporting Actress: Lia McHugh, Lauren Ridloff, Salma Hayek, and Angelina Jolie
- Best Supporting Actor: Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry, Bary Keoghan, Don Lee, and Kit Harrington
- Best Adapted Screenplay Chloe Zhao, Patrick Burleigh, Ryan Firpo, and Kaz Firpo
- Best Cinematography: Ben Davis BSC
- Best Production Design: Eve Stewart (Production Designer), and Michael Standish (Set decorator)
- Best Sound: Addison Teague, Daniel Laurie, Lora Hirshberg, Juan Peralta, ad Gareth John
- Best Film Editing: Craig Wood ACE, and Dylan Tichenor ACE
- Best Costume Design: Sammy Sheldon Differ
- Best Makeup and Hairstyling: (Production Discretion- aligning with BAFTA) Frances Hannon, and Karen Cohen
- Best Visual Effects: Stephane Ceretti, Matt Aiken, Daniele Bigi, and Neil Corbould
- Best Original Score: Ramin Djawadi
Disney and Marvel can only hope that the film is worthy of a few nominations, as Chloe Zhao did deliver a visually stunning story of immortality that felt undeniably human.