Black Widow Is Competing For The Oscars

Black Widow finally got her own film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Disney believes it's mighty enough to compete for the Oscars. As reported by Comic Book, the House of Mouse has launched a "For Your Consideration" campaign for Black Widow, tipping the Marvel film for several Academy Awards.

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Black Widow Is Competing For The Oscars

The film is up for a host of high-profile categories, including Best Picture and also Best Actress for Scarlett Johansson.

Several cast members are being profiled in the Supporting Actress category including Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, and Olga Kurylenko, while David Harbour, William Hurt, O-T Fagbenle, and Ray Winstone are hopefuls for Best Supporting Actor.

The move is a surprising one, considering the actress filed a lawsuit against Disney following the film's release on the media giant's streaming platform. This news could suggest the two parties have come to a truce, following their settlement in October.

Black Widow isn't the only MCU movie charging towards the golden statue this year, though. Sony is also pushing Spider-Man: No Way Home for the Oscars.

Spider-Man and MJ are jumping off a bridge.
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Credit: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Check out the full list of Academy Award categories Black Widow is campaigning for below:

  • Best Picture: Kevin Feige, p.g.a.
  • Best Actress: Scarlett Johansson
  • Best Supporting Actress: Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, and Olga Kurylenko
  • Best Supporting Actor: David Harbour, William Hurt, O-T Fagbenle, and Ray Winstone
  • Best Director: Cate Shortland
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: Eric Pearson; Story by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson
  • Best Cinematography: Gabriel Beristain, ASC
  • Best Film Editing: Leigh Folsom Boyd, ACE and Matthew Schmidt
  • Best Production Design: Charles Wood and John Bush
  • Best Costume Design: Jany Temime
  • Best Sound: Shannon Mills, Daniel Laurie, Juan Peralta, Lora Hirschberg, Chris Munro, and Nia Hansen
  • Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Paul Gooch and Paula Price
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