For Your Consideration: Why Guardians of the Galaxy's screenplay deserves an Oscar nod

January 7, 2015 10:20 PM

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For Your Consideration: Why Guardians of the Galaxy's screenplay deserves an Oscar nod

is for Marvel Studios, for comic-book cinema as a whole, and for fandom. It's a breakout hit that signals the strenght of the Marvel brand, a star-making space adventure, and an indication that mainstream audiences really are ready for filmmakers to go full comic-book on the big screen, well beyond the constraints of the self-serious "grounded" sensibility still attached to so many superhero films.

Guardians was also critically acclaimed for its emphasis on character, its sense of humor, and its quirky spectacle, and like its Marvel compatriots before it, we expected the flick to pick up some technical nods this Awards Season. What we perhaps didn't expect, though, was for Guardians to get som...

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