‘The Iron Claw’ is a film about the rise and fall of the legendary Von Erich family, who made a huge impact on the sport of professional wrestling in the 1960s. With the Oscars set to take place this year, fans were wondering if the movie got any Oscar nods. Now, fans can finally get the answer to this particular question.
It had been heavily speculated that A24 was giving the movie an awards push, with ‘The Iron Claw’ releasing in December 2023, so close to awards season.
With wrestling fans and casual moviegoers both praising the film, many hoped that the film would receive nominations for several Oscars on Tuesday, January 23. However, the film didn’t get a single Oscar nomination whatsoever.
Many believed that Iron Claw’s best chance at earning a statuette would be in the Lead Actor category, with Zac Efron’s strong performance as Kevin Von Erich. However, this was a notably strong category, with other contenders like Leonardo DiCaprio also being snubbed for his performance in Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon.’
In the Best Picture category, movies nominated included both of last summer’s big hits, ‘Oppenheimer’ and ‘Barbie,’ along with highly-praised films like ‘Past Lives’ and ‘Poor Things.’
As far as the box office was concerned, ‘The Iron Claw’ grossed over $30 million domestically. Despite many in the wrestling fan base being initially unaware of the rich legacy paved by the Von Erich family, this film has immortalized it for generations to come, ensuring that the story will be known and appreciated by a wider audience.
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