Marvel Fans Are Upset Disney Isn't Pushing for Robert Downey Jr. for Best Actor Oscar Category

They're pushing for nominations in the categories of Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Cinematography.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 23: Kevin Feige, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner attend Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Endgame" Cast Place Their Hand Prints In Cement At TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX Forecourt held at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on April 23, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

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Disney revealed what categories its pushing for Avengers: Endgame going into Oscar season. Fans couldn't help but notice one glaring omission from the ranks that included Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Cinematography. Notably, Marvel's parent company isn't putting forth the case that Robert Downey Jr. deserves a nod for his final turn as Iron Man. 

RDJ can largely be credited with starting the superhero boom on the strength of his first Iron Man performance. Given that, and the emotional goodbye he portrayed in his last attempt at the role, some fans are not happy that Disney won't back a "For Your Consideration" campaign. 

Here's @Disney's "For Your Consideration" list for #AvengersEndgame's awards season campaign, which notably omits all of the film's actors & actresses...

— MCU - The Direct (@MCU_Direct) October 3, 2019

RDJ wasn't the only one. Every single actor in the MCU was left out of their awards season push.

I’m all for this but if Robert Downey Jr. if not listed for best actor then Imma start a riot

— Anthony Miranda (@TonyMiranda01) October 3, 2019

Fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment over the seeming snub, one that comes well before the Academy has a chance to disappoint fans. Check out some reactions below

Wait, Robert Downey Jr. has not been listed for best actor? Are they out of their minds?

— Tornado Maniac (@Tornado_Maniac) October 3, 2019

Avengers: Endgame was released to theaters back in April. It went on to make $2.796 billion at the box office, making it the highest-grossing film of all time.

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