It's the third highest-grossing film of all time, and now it's an Oscar nominee, too!
"Marvel's The Avengers" has been nominated for an Academy Award in the Visual Effects field. Its competitors: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," "Life of Pi," "Prometheus" and "Snow White and the Huntsman." It's the only nomination for any comic book movie at the Oscars this year. That's right — another complete shutout for Christopher Nolan and his work on Batman.