No doubt Avengers Endgame was successful in every way possible starting from giving a fitting end to the Infinity Saga to taking Marvel Cinematic Universe a step further by becoming the highest grossing movie of all time. But one aspect in which it failed that too miserably was Oscars. It got nominated for just one and lost that too to another movie. It was completely out of blue as nobody expected this since everyone thought that by the feat achieved by Black Panther last it was a matter of little doubt that Avengers would get a lot of nomination. But Black Panther along with being a Superhero movie was also thought provoking and highlighted a number of issues going on in our society especially in times like this.
But it should be pointed out that Oscars was significantly ruder to Superhero movies this year compared to last year as along with Avengers, Joker too scored only 2 wins, even after being one of the most critically lauded movie of the year. But it had a lot of competition from the equally amazing Parasite.
Many people correctly pointed out that it was the worst performance by a ‘highest grossing movie’ in the history of Oscars. The first movie to hold this title was Gone With The wind which won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Writing, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Cinematography (colour), Best Art Direction, and Best Film Editing. The best performance in Oscars by the highest grossing movie came from Titanic which won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Visual Effects, Best Original Score, and Best Original Song.
But seeing the history of the highest grossing movie since 1970s nobody has been able to hold on to it for more than 6-7 years. The longest being 12. So it will be interesting to see who takes it away from the Avengers perhaps Avatar 2.
1. GONE WITH THE WIND
2. THE SOUND OF MUSIC
3. THE GODFATHER
5. STAR WARS
7. JURASSIC PARK
10. AVENGERS: ENDGAME