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Disney is campaigning Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Incredibles 2, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Mary Poppins Returns, and the animated short Bao for awards this season.

The company has been strategizing to earn Black Panther a Best Picture nomination from the get-go, even hiring a veteran Oscar strategist to help them. Out of Disney’s two Marvel Cinematic Universe movies on the list, Black Panther is being pushed for 16 different categories, while Infinity War is only up for one. While Incredibles 2, Ralph Breaks the Internet, and Marry Poppins Returns are suggested for many of the same awards as Black Panther, perhaps Disney didn’t want the extra competition from Infinity War.

According to the Disney Guild Awards 2018 webpage, the recommendations are as follows:

Black Panther

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director
  • Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Actor
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Production Design
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Makeup & Hairstyling
  • Best Sound Mixing
  • Best Sound Editing
  • Best Visual Effects
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Original Song

Avengers: Infinity War

  • Best Visual Effects

Incredibles 2

  • Best Picture
  • Best Animated Feature
  • Best Director
  • Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Production Design
  • Best Sound Mixing
  • Best Sound Editing
  • Best Visual Effects
  • Best Original Score

Ralph Breaks the Internet

  • Best Picture
  • Best Animated Feature
  • Best Director
  • Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Production Design
  • Best Sound Mixing
  • Best Sound Editing
  • Best Visual Effects
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Original Songs

Mary Poppins Returns

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director
  • Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Actress
  • Best Actor
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Production Design
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Makeup & Hairstyling
  • Best Sound Mixing
  • Best Sound Editing
  • Best Visual Effects
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Original Songs

Bao

  • Best Animated Short

The Oscars have been criticized for its lack of diversity (remember #OscarsSoWhite?), and it’s been slowly trying to be more inclusive in the past year. The nominations will be announced in January and the 91st Oscars will air on Sunday, Feb. 24 on ABC.

h/t IGN