THE OSCAR PROJECT
The Oscar Project
A quest to watch every Oscar nominated film
There is only one major film being released this weekend and if you don't know what it is, you've probably been living under a rock for the last several years.
Comic book and super hero fans around the world have been anxiously awaiting the release of Avengers: Infinity War since it was first announced that Marvel Studios would be putting together an entire series of films based in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
This is the big one that we've been waiting for, where it appears we get the combination of just about every character from Iron Man and Captain America, to Thor, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man and even the Guardians of the Galaxy.
In terms of Oscar potential, the Marvel films have a long history of nominations in the Best Visual Effects category with nominations for Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Marvel's The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. It's a safe bet that Infinity War will follow suit.
The original Iron Man also nabbed a nomination for Best Sound Editing which is a possibility for Infinity War. None of the Marvel films have been nominated in Best Production Design or Best Cinematography, both of which can be a landing place for fantasy/science fiction/action films, but it is certainly a possibility for something this large to find its way into one of those categories.
All told, I am predicting 2-3 nominations for Avengers: Infinity War when they are announced next January.
I'm just a film buff who wants to watch great movies. Where else to find the best, than the list of those nominated by the Academy each year?