It is a great time to be a Godzilla fan. With Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire approaching, and Godzilla Minus One still making waves around the world, Godzilla is getting the recognition he truly deserves. However, Toho’s 33rd Godzilla movie has gone one step forward and made history. Godzilla Minus One is the first Godzilla movie to be nominated for an Oscar.
Over a 70-year, and 38-movie history, a Godzilla movie has never once been nominated, until now. The criticially acclaimed monster movie was nominated for the “Best Visual Effects” category. Some have argued that it deserved a few more nominations, but the fact it has been recognised by the Academy is a huge win for world cinema and monster movies as a genre.
Now, the question is… can Godzilla Minus One win the award at the 96th Academy Awards? Well, let’s take a look at the other nominees.
- Godzilla Minus One
- The Creator
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
- Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning
Critical and commercial success can always help a movie, so the competition is slightly more complex. Despite Godzilla Minus One shattering records overseas, it is going up against some major tent-pole movies, such as Mission Impossible and Guardians of the Galaxy. The fact that Minus One is the lowest-grossing movie in that category, may seem like a disadvantage. However, its low budget, commercial and critical success among fans and critics alike, may be able to give it the boost it needs to win. If we had to pick, the fight could be between Guardians of the Galaxy and Godzilla Minus One.
What do you think? Can Godzilla Minus One reign victorious over the likes of Ethan Hunt and Starlord? Let us know your thoughts in the comments. Don’t forget to check out James’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review of Takashi Yamazaki’s latest triumph.