– by Joseph Jammer Medina

A few weeks back, it was reported that Disney would not be pushing any actors for Academy Award consideration, and that included the great Robert Downey Jr., who capped off 11 years of playing franchise-favorite Tony Stark. This was seemingly at the behest of Downey himself, who didn’t seem too stoked on getting nominated for his part, but to me, it did seem as though Disney was overlooking some other actors, like Scarlett Johansson.

Well, it sounds like all that concern was for nought, as it has just been confirmed on Disney’s own Studio Awards website that not only have both actors been nominated for their respective categories (Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress — which begs the question of whether or not Avengers: Endgame has any lead actors), but it wasn’t just those two.

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On their list of potential Best Supporting Actors are Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Josh Brolin, Paul Rudd, and Don Cheadle, and on their list of Best Supporting Actresses are Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, and Brie Larson.

I’ll admit it. This one feels like they’re swinging for the fences, as I don’t think there are more than three total actors on that list that deserve consideration, but given that this is the culmination of over 20 films, I can understand why they’re really shooting for the stars here.

All in all, they submitted Avengers: Endgame for 15 categories, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score. Take a look at the rest down below.

What do you think of the actor nominations? Is Disney out of its mind? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Disney Studios Awards

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.