Which of these 12 ‘Avengers’ will be the 1st to win an Oscar? [POLL]

Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” will dominate the box office this weekend and probably 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. Several have already contended at the Academy Awards, but which of the “Avengers” superheroes is the most likely to be the first Oscar winner? Take our poll below which features 12 of the stars.

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 isn’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.

Let’s instead look at a dozen performers who play superheroes in the films. Vote in our poll for one of the 12 people below as the one you think is most likely to win an Oscar next (not necessarily for the MCU but at any point in their career for an upcoming movie):

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

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

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

Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man)
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)

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

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

Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury)
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)

Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow)
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)

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

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

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

Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk)
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)

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