Avengers: Endgame is a fantastic ending to this phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
It’s a great story filled with great action, humor, and real human emotion. The movie is the culmination of what is arguably the greatest cinematic achievement in film history. It’s skillful weaving of storylines and characters together over a decade is unprecedented. Not every film was a home run, but many were, and the cumulative effect is remarkable. Kevin Feige’s towering achievement may be untouched for decades, if ever.
And this grand finale boasts a roster of actors so brilliant it may be the most accomplished and nominated cast of all time. With all billed cast members, including those who appeared just for blink-or-you’ll-miss-it-cameos, they have been nominated for a total of 158 Oscars, Emmys, and Golden Globes and they’ve won 34 of them. Twenty-seven of these cast members have been nominated for one or more of these awards.
None of this list contains spoilers since you don’t know who appears in flashback or in other non-traditional ways, so feel free to take a peek.
Look at who’s been nominated and who’s won:
Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark) – 2 Oscar nominations; 5 Golden Globe nominations with 2 wins; 1 Emmy nomination.
Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner) – 3 Oscar nominations; 2 Golden Globe nominations; 2 Emmy nominations with 1 win (the Emmy win was for producing).
Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff) – 4 Golden Globe nominations.
Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton) – 2 Oscar nominations; 1 Golden Globe nomination.
Don Cheadle (James Rhodes) – 1 Oscar nomination; 5 Golden Globe nominations with 2 wins; 7 Emmy nominations.
Benedict Cumberbatch (Stephen Strange) – 1 Oscar nomination; 3 Golden Globe nominations; 6 Emmy nominations with 1 win.
Brie Larson (Carol Danvers) – 1 Oscar nominations with 1 win; 1 Golden Globe nomination with 1 win.
Evangeline Lilly (Hope van Dyne) – 1 Golden Globe nomination.
Tom Hiddleston (Loki) – 1 Golden Globe nomination with 1 win; 2 Emmy nominations (one for producing).
Letitia Wright (Shuri) – 1 Emmy nomination.
John Slattery (Howard Stark) – 4 Emmy nominations.
Tilda Swinton (The Ancient One) – 1 Oscar nomination with 1 win; 3 Golden Globe nominations.
Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan) – 1 Emmy nomination.
Natalie Portman (Jane Foster) – 3 Oscar nominations with 1 win; 4 Golden Globe nominations with 2 wins.
Marisa Tomei (Aunt May) – 3 Oscar nominations with 1 win; 2 Golden Globe nominations.
Taika Waititi (Korg) – 1 Oscar nomination.
Angela Basset (Ramonda) – 1 Oscar nomination; 1 Golden Globe nomination with 1 win; 4 Emmy nominations.
Michael Douglas (Hank Pym) – 2 Oscar nominations with 2 wins; 10 Golden Globe nominations with 4 wins; 5 Emmy nominations with 1 win.
Michelle Pfeiffer (Janet van Dyne) – 3 Oscar nominations; 7 Golden Globe nominations with 1 win; 1 Emmy nomination.
William Hurt (Thaddeus Ross) – 4 Oscar nominations with 1 win; 6 Golden Globe nominations; 2 Emmy nominations.
Linda Cardellini (Laura Barton) – 1 Emmy nomination.
Bradley Cooper (Rocket) – 7 Oscar nominations (4 for acting, 2 for producing, 1 for writing); 3 Golden Globe nominations.
Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts) – 1 Oscar nomination with 1 win; 2 Golden Globe nominations with 1 win; 2 Emmy nominations with 1 win.
Robert Redford (Alexander Pierce) – 4 Oscar nominations with 2 wins (the wins were for directing and an honorary Oscar; he has 1 nomination for acting); 11 Golden Globe nominations with 5 wins; 2 Emmy nominations.
Josh Brolin (Thanos) – 1 Oscar nomination.
Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) – 1 Oscar nomination; 3 Golden Globe nominations; 1 Emmy nomination.
Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter) – 1 Golden Globe nomination.
Stan Lee (pretty much as Stan Lee) – 1 Emmy nomination.
So by my tally, 27 members of this Avengers cast have earned a total of 41 Oscar nominations and 10 wins, 74 Golden Globe nominations, and 20 wins, and 43 Emmy nominations and 4 wins. Their grand total is 158 total major nominations and 34 wins.
This also doesn’t include the tallies of the writers, producers, directors and other crew who have also earned their fair share of nominations and wins. This is only for the credited cast.
There are 19 Oscar nominees among the cast and 8 Oscar winners. Bradley Cooper has the most Oscar nominations with 7 total, 4 of which are for acting (which ties William Hurt with 4 acting nominations). Michael Douglas has won the most Oscars for acting with 2; Robert Redford won 2, but for directing and an honorary).
There are 21 Golden Globe nominees among the cast and 10 Golden Globe winners. Robert Redford has been nominated for an astounding 11 Golden Globes and won the most with 5, but Michael Douglas is nipping at his heels with 10 nominates and 4 wins.
There are 17 Emmy nominees among the cast and 4 Emmy winners. Don Cheadle has earned 7 Emmy nominations, the most of any Avengers cast member. No one has won more than 1 Emmy.
Another cool thing to consider is several other cast members are likely to pick up nominations and wins in the future. I can’t imagine Chadwick Boseman won’t score Oscar and Golden Globe nominations in the next decade. With the right material, we could also see Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Tom Holland, and others getting their share of recognition with the major awards. And where’s Paul Rudd? No Emmy or Golden Globe nomination yet? Criminal!
Avengers: Endgame may have assembled the greatest collection of actors ever. What a great cast and a great movie. It’s an instant classic!