The petition reads, "We, the undersigned, were so moved by Mr. Robert Downey Jr.'s performance as Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame that we believe he is unquestionably deserving of the Academy's Award for Best Actor. The creative choices he made and the immense depth of emotional energy he infused in Tony Stark forged an unforgettable experience for the viewers. Though we acknowledge that our efforts can in no way directly influence the Academy's selection process, we do hope that this document will serve as a reminder to Academy members that Mr. Downey's powerful performance has indeed directly influenced innumerable lives across the world."The hope and aspiration for Robert Downey Jr being nominated for the Oscars originate from co-director Joe Russo. After the release of Avengers: Endgame he stated that he felt the actor deserved an Oscar for his performance, saying that he had never seen people react and cry to any performance in the past the way they did for Tony Stark. He might not have meant it literally but the idea seems to have gotten fans riled up.
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