The DCEU now has More Oscars than the ENTIRE MCU

February 28, 2017

In the world of Cinema, there are few things more rewarding than being recognized by your peers and idols for your hard work and dedication. For Hollywood, there are a few big awards ceremonies, but without question, the most prestigious is the Oscar of the Academy Awards.  Getting one of those is a high honor and recognition of your talent and efforts in a particular part of filmmaking.  So, for well made movies that consistently please critics and moviegoers, you would expect them to win more Oscars that divisive and messy movies that are mostly deemed disappointing.

Not so with the MCU and the DCEU


At the 89th Academy Awards Ceremony, Suicide Squad was awarded the Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyling for a Motion Picture.  That puts the total number of Oscars for the DCEU at 1.  The total number of Oscars accumulated across all 14 MCU films is 0.

Now there are more awards to be had of course.  And in general, Marvel has accumulated more accolades than their competition

Iron Man2008 Scream Awards for Best Science Fiction Film and Science Fiction Actor (Robert Downey Jr.)

Iron Man 22010 Hollywood Film Award for Visual Effects, 2011People’s Choice Award for Favorite Action Movie.

Thor2012 Empire Awards for Best Male Newcomer (Tom Hiddleston) and Best Sci-fi/fantasy film,  2012 Saturn Award for Best Costume.

Captain America: The First Avenger2011 Scream Award for Best Superhero, 2011 BMI Film and TV Award for Film Music, 2011 Empire Award for Best Sci-fi/fantasy film.

The Avengers2012 Teen Choice Awards for Best Summer Movie-Action and Best Summer Movie Star-Female (Scarlett Johansson), 2012 Hollywood Award for Best Visual Effects, 2013 People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Movie Actor (Robert Downey Jr.) and Favorite Movie Superhero (Iron Man), 2013 Annie Award for Outstanding achievement, animated effects in a live action Production, 2013 VES Awards for Outstanding Created environment in a Live action Feature, and Outstanding Models in a Feature, 2013 MTV Movie Awards for Best Fight, Best Villain (Loki), and Movie of the Year, 2013 Saturn Awards for Best Science Fiction Film, Best Supporting Actor (Clark Gregg), Best Director (Joss Whedon), and Best Special Effects.

Iron Man 32013 BMI Film and TV Award for Film Music, 2013 Golden Trailer Awards for Best in show and Summer 2013 Blockbuster Trailer, 2013 Teen Choice Awards for Action Movie and Action Actor (Robert Downey Jr.), 2014 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Movie, Favorite Action Movie, and Action Movie Star (Robert Downey Jr.), 2014 Kid’s Choice Award for Male Buttkicker (Robert Downey Jr.), 2014 Saturn Awards for Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture, Best Actor (Robert Downey Jr) and Best Supporting Actor (Ben Kingsley).

Captain America: The Winter Soldier2014 Golden Trailer Award for Best action Tv Spot, 2015 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Action Movie Actor (Chris Evans).

Guardian’s of the Galaxy2014 CinemaCon Award for Breakthrough Performer of the Year (Chris Pratt), 2014 Hollywood Film Awards for Blockbuster, and Make-up and hairstyling, 2014 Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble, 2015 Critic’s Choice Movie Awards for Best Action Movie and Best Makeup, 2015 Saturn Awards for Best Comic-to-Film release, Best actor in a Film (Chris Pratt), Best Film Director, and Best Film Make-up, 2015 Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design for a Fantasy Film, 2015 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation (long form).

Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015 Teen Choice Award for Scene Stealer (Chris Evans), 2016 People’s Choice Award for Best Action Movie Actor (Chris Hemsworth), 2016 Annie Award for Outstanding achievement in animated effects in a Live Action Production, 2016 Saturn Award for Best Costume Design.

Antman2016 Saturn Award for best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture.

Captain America: Civil War2016 Golden Trailer Awards for Best Summer 2016 Blockbuster and Best Summer Blockbuster TV Spot, 2016 Teen Choice Awards for Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie, and Actor in Sci-Fi/Fantasy (Chris Evans).

Doctor Strange2016 Hollywood Film Award for Visual Effects.

DC Movies have only accumulated an MTV Movie Award for Superman, and a few Golden Trailer Awards for Man of Steel.  Also, Batman v. Superman swept the Razzies this year for terrible “awards.”

But still.  When it comes to Oscars… DCEU 1: MCU 0.

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