Statistically speaking it was a near certainty when Avengers: Endgame became the highest grossing movie of all time that it would be nominated for some Oscars. Well the ceremony was last night and Avengers: Endgame was only nominated for one award, which it lost to 1917.
TAKES TITLE , LACK OF AWARDS
After taking the title from Avatar just ten years later, Avengers: Endgame would go on to receive the lowest amount of Oscar nominations for the new “Highest Grossing Movie of All Time,” only being nominated for Best Achievement in Visual Effects. The film would lose the award to 1917.
NOT ALL HEROES WIN AWARDS SOME WIN HEARTS TOO…
It’s surprising to see Avengers: Endgame get shut out at the Academy Awards because of Marvel’s success at the Oscars just last year where Black Panther was nominated for seven Oscars. That film would go on to nab three total Oscars, the most of any superhero movie to date; but with Avengers: Endgame The Academy went back to their usual tactic of simply nominating the latest Marvel movie for Best Visual Effects and then awarding something else with the title.
THE GAME OF GROSSERS
Below are a few films that have taken the title back and forth from one another, as you can see, the title of “highest grossing film of all time” has surprisingly only come down to four movies with a bit of a game of tag throughout the decades.
- Gone With the Wind would hold the title of “highest grossing film of all time” for 37 years , winning eight Academy Awards
- The Sound of Music ,1966 musical went on to nab ten Academy Award nominations, winning five of them.
- The GODFATHER : Francis Ford Coppola’s American epic took home just three Oscars after eleven total nominations
- TITANIC : The film by the prolific director would go on to set Oscar records as well, currently tied for the most nominations of all time at 14 and most wins at 11.