“It was literally horrible”: Fans Enraged As The Most Notorious Marvel Movie Beats Cillian Murphy’s Oppenheimer In Oscars VFX Race

Despite Nolan having visually better VFX in his latest masterpiece Oppenheimer, the film isn't included in the list of Oscar nominations for Visual Effects.

"It was literally horrible": Fans Enraged As The Most Notorious Marvel Movie Beats Cillian Murphy's Oppenheimer In Oscars VFX Race

SUMMARY

  • Marvel Studios has found solace in the fact that many of its films have found their place in the list of first-round Oscar nominations for Best Visual Effects.
  • Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania is one of the top 20 finalists for the Academy Awards, alongside other major superhero projects like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom, and The Marvels.
  • The inclusion of the film has led to outrage among fans who feel disappointed due to the exclusion of Christopher Nolan's magnum opus, Oppenheimer, from the list.
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With everything that Marvel Studios has been going through since the start of this year, more specifically, with the release of box-office disasters, it has found solace in the fact that many of its films have found their place in the list of first-round Oscar nominations. The category in conversation is for Best Visual Effects, something it’s well-versed in.

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A still from Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania
A still from Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania

In fact, all three of their major motion picture releases this year have been added to the list of top 20 finalists for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, including the infamous Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania. Naturally, this has led to the internet exploding on this piece of information, especially as Cillian Murphy’s Oppenheimer has been left out of the race.

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Paul Rudd in a still from Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania
Paul Rudd in a still from Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania

As this year approaches its end, the numerous motion picture projects that have been released this year are all being reviewed for consideration in various categories to receive the coveted Academy Award. And it seems like the competition is already heating up with the top 20 finalists for the Oscar nominations now in front of the public.

But what has gotten the people outraged at the moment is the inclusion of Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania in that list.

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In a recent report by Varietythe list was brought to public attention, where we could see the film mentioned above starring Paul Rudd being part of it, along with this year’s major MCU projects like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 by James Gunn and Marvel Studios’ lowest grossing film till date The Marvels from the cinematic juggernaut.

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Along with them, there are a lot of other projects that have proven worthy in the eyes of the judges, like Zack Snyder’s upcoming sci-fi flick Rebel Moon Part One- A Child of Fire, along with Greta Gerwig’s smashing hit Barbie. Warner Bros. has also bagged nominations for its upcoming DCU film Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom as well as their recently released Wonka featuring Timothee Chalamet.

But even among these capable films, fans were on the lookout for Cillian Murphy‘s latest Oppenheimer, which sadly couldn’t make the cut.

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What Do The Fans Have To Say About This?

Cillian Murphy in and as Oppenheimer
Cillian Murphy in and as Oppenheimer

Despite creating a literal nuclear blast with their visual effects, it’s almost bizarre to see that Nolan’s magnum opus is missing from the Academy’s consideration for Best Visual Effects when Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, which arguably had bad CGI making it in the list. This has naturally made fans rage at X, whether it be due to the exclusion of Nolan’s film, the addition of the MCU project, or both.

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As for who will eventually win this category, we will have to wait and watch till March 10th, 2024 to witness for ourselves.

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Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, streaming on Disney+.

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Written by Deepak Bisht

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