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Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man make Oscar Shortlists

The 91st Academy award is due on 25th February next year that will honor the best films of 2018 and will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Ahead of the Oscar nominations period next month, The Academy released the shortlists for nine awards categories earlier, including Best Original Song, Best Original Score, and Best Visual Effects. Out of the nine categories, Marvel Studios paved the way, earning seven mentions.

In total, the Ryan Coogler-helmed Black Panther earned its place on four shortlists — Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Score, Original Song, and Visual Effects. Avengers: Infinity War found itself on two shortlists — Original Score and Visual Effects — while Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man and the Wasp earned a Visual Effects mention.

The shortlists released recently are for the Academy’s more minor categories. Marvel Studios has launched significant “For Your Consideration” campaigns for both Black Panther and Infinity War, pushing the movies in most categories.

Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige previously mentioned he thought it would be wonderful for Black Panther to receive award nods, especially when genre films typically don’t get the recognition.

“I think there are a lot of amazing artists that helped to make that movie, and it would be wonderful if they could be recognized,” Feige said. “Almost everyone involved in that movie, bringing that movie together, is great, and it would be wonderful to see if they’re recognized. We’ll see. This genre, typically not.”

The 91st Academy Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, February 24th, 2019. The telecast will kickoff at 8:00 pm Eastern on ABC.


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