2018 is half over, and with fall only two months away, the biggest time of the year for movies is just around the corner. That's right, Oscar season is nearly upon the world, and the prestige movie trailers are beginning to drop from the heavens. But what about films that arrived in the first half of the year, especially the big tentpole blockbusters? Don't they deserve a little bit of Oscar love too? They do, which is why I've put together this little list of superhero movies that deserve Oscars in 2018.
This list is inspired by Marvel testing the waters for the first time for the big dance. Speaking to Vox recently, Marvel Cinematic Universe CEO Kevin Feige suggested he's really serious about putting together an Oscar campaign for Black Panther.
I think it would be a wonderful thing for Panther and for our production designer Hannah [Beachler], and our costume designer Ruth [Carter], and for Ryan [Coogler] who co-wrote the script with Joe Robert Cole, and of course directed the movie. And Michael B. Jordan, and Chadwick [Boseman] and Lupita [Nyong’o] and Letitia [Wright]. There’s amazing performances, amazing artistry in that. I’d love to see them recognized, and I’d love to see this genre recognized.
So in the spirit of recognizing the genre, let's run down the Oscar nominations deserved by all five major superhero blockbusters that have come out so far.