Love and Thunder Oscar Campaign? Sounds Like a Joke, But Here We Are

Love and Thunder Oscar Campaign? Sounds Like a Joke, But Here We Are
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Yes, the movie will actually seek Oscar nominations.

Disney is letting the world know that it will be campaigning for Marvel's Thor: Love and Thunder to receive Oscar nominations in several categories, including Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Director, and Best Visual Effects.

This news has surprised many fans and critics, as the movie was not initially seen as having the potential to receive Oscar recognition. Some have questioned Marvel's decision to pursue Oscar nominations for the film, particularly in the category of Best Visual Effects, which has been criticized by fans.

Despite this skepticism, Disney remains committed to promoting the movie for Oscar consideration.

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According to Disney's official line-up for Oscars , the studio wants the fourth Thor movie to compete in categories that include Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Director, and even Best Visual Effects.

The latter was the last straw for fans, who sarcastically praised the "audacity" of Disney. People are having a hard time figuring out why Marvel even thought that Love and Thunder was Oscar-worthy, especially when it comes to questionable visual effects.


"If Disney can submit Love and Thunder for all of that, you can ask your crush out," Twitter userjamesster445 noted.

Others were not really in a mood for jokes, accusing Disney of hypocrisy in the wake of Waititi himself making fun of Love and Thunder's visual effects for marketing purposes.

"Remember when the "best director" of the "best picture" agreed to make fun of the "best visual effects" for marketing purposes? Yeah, you can't do both, Disney. You can't even really do either," Twitter user filmobjective said.

Still, it seems that Disney believes in Love and Thunder's Oscars prospects, even when fans are not ready to share the sentiment.

The official list of Oscar nominees will be announced in January 2023, and the Academy Awards ceremony will take place on March 12, 2023, in Los Angeles. Who knows, maybe the God of Thunder will end up actually competing in some of the categories?