Robert Downey, Jr. will be the next ‘Avengers’ superhero to win an Oscar [Poll Results]

We’ve been asking you to vote in our poll over the past week about which “Avengers” superhero will be the next to win an Oscar. With overwhelming results, Robert Downey Jr. is the one you pick with the best chance to take home an Academy Award (not necessarily for “Avengers: Endgame” but for any upcoming role). He has 37% of the vote, taking down Benedict Cumberbatch with 20% and Mark Ruffalo with 19%. We featured 12 of the stars in our poll (full results below).

Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” has been dominating the box office since last weekend and probably will for weeks to come. The Disney-branded comic book production company has continued to assemble some of the most highly-regarded actors and actresses in the entertainment industry.

Of course, the newest hero “Captain Marvel” is played by Brie Larson. She already prevailed at the Oscars for “Room” (2015) on her only career nomination, so she wasn’t listed in the poll. Neither are other past champs in the overall Marvel Cinematic Universe of 22 films: Michael Douglas, Anthony Hopkins, William Hurt, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman, Robert Redford, Tilda Swinton and Marisa Tomei.

You can keep on voting, but here are the results from the poll as it stands in this moment:

Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man) — 37%
Nominated at the Oscars for “Chaplin” (1992), “Tropic Thunder” (2008); Winner at the Golden Globes for “Short Cuts” (1993), “Sherlock Holmes” (2009); Nominated at the Golden Globes for “Chaplin” (1992), “Tropic Thunder” (2008)

Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange) — 20%
Nominated at the Oscars for “The Imitation Game” (2014); Nominated at the Golden Globes for “The Imitation Game” (2014)

Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk) — 19.5%
Nominated at the Oscars for “The Kids Are All Right” (2010), “Foxcatcher” (2014), “Spotlight” (2015); Nominated at the Golden Globes for “Foxcatcher” (2014), “Infinitely Polar Bear” (2015)

Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) — 7.5%
Nominated at the Golden Globes for “Lost in Translation” (2003), “Girl with a Pearl Earring” (2003), “A Love Song for Bobby Long” (2004), “Match Point” (2005)

Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) — 4.5%
Nominated at the Oscars for “Pulp Fiction” (1994); Nominated at the Golden Globes for “Pulp Fiction” (1994), “A Time to Kill” (1996), “Jackie Brown” (1997)

Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) — 2.5%
Never nominated at the Oscars or Golden Globes

Chris Evans (Captain America)  — 2.5%
Never nominated at the Oscars or Golden Globes

Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) — 2.5%
Nominated at the Oscars for “The Hurt Locker” (2008), “The Town” (2010); Nominated at the Golden Globes for “The Town” (2010)

Chris Hemsworth (Thor) — 1.5%
Never nominated at the Oscars or Golden Globes

Paul Rudd (Ant-Man) — 1.5%
Never nominated at the Oscars or Golden Globes

Don Cheadle (War Machine) — 1%
Nominated at the Oscars for “Hotel Rwanda” (2004); Nominated at the Golden Globes for “Hotel Rwanda” (2004)

Chris Pratt (Star-Lord) — 0%
Never nominated at the Oscars or Golden Globes

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