Just when you thought Marvel Studios’ year couldn’t get any bigger, their street cred goes up another notch as the studio continues to secure its place in film history. It was announced today that Marvel maestro Kevin Feige will be awarded the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment at the 2018 British Academy Britannia Awards on October 26.
BAFTA Los Angeles Chairman, Kiernan Breen said, “Kevin has propelled the Marvel brand to new heights, harnessing the very best international talent, with an unprecedented track record of back-to-back success. We are honored to recognize him with this year’s Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment.”
Feige has steered three Marvel Studios productions to success this year with Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Ant-Man and the Wasp, bringing the total film count in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to 20. The three films collectively went on to approach a global total of nearly $4 billion dollars at the box office. And as yesterday’s teaser trailer for the highly anticipated Captain Marvel proved, Feige isn’t planning on slowing down anytime soon. Marvel is proving to be a studio capable of taking over more than just the box office. In fact, the Britannia Award may be the first of a number of awards Feige adds to his gauntlet as awards season kicks into gear. Feige was previously announced to receive the David O. Selznick Achievement Award from the Producers Guild of America at the 2019 ceremony. So what’s the next trophy for Feige’s collection? Many are hoping Oscar gold.
While the Academy may have gone back on their proposed popular film Oscar, which many pundits thought Black Panther was sure to win, a gold statue certainly isn’t out of the question for the Marvel Studios producer and president who continues to shape the Marvel cinematic universe and redefine blockbusters in the 21st century. Marvel Studios is pushing hard for Black Panther in every viable Oscar category, and while a superhero film has never won Best Picture, Marvel has set a precedent for accomplishing the unimaginable.