9 Oct – Walt Disney Studios started its Oscars campaign for "Avengers: Endgame" last week but fans were upset when they noticed that one name, arguably the biggest name in the "Avengers" franchise, was not on the studio's "For Your Consideration" lineup.
Robert Downey Jr. was not part of Disney's list of submission, surprising fans considering that many felt he deserved an Oscar nod for his portrayal of Tony Stark a.k.a. Iron Man.
The actor got the chance to clear the air during his recent appearance on "The Howard Stern Show".
"I'm so glad you brought this up because there was some talk about (putting my name forth for an acting Oscar), and I said 'let's not,'" Downey told Stern, as quoted by CNET.
"Doing (the MCU films) was their own reward. I don't know that it's time or if I am the guy ... to have the Academy recognise," he added.