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Kevin Feige

The 2019 American superhero film Avengers: Endgame was nominated for one Academy Award, one Annie Award (which it won), one British Academy Film Award, three Critics' Choice Awards (winning two), one Grammy Award, one Hollywood Film Award (which it won), seven People's Choice Awards (winning three), and two Satellite Awards. The film is the direct sequel to Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, produced by Kevin Feige (pictured), and written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and features an ensemble cast. Many of the actors were recognized for their work, including Robert Downey Jr. (seven nominations), Scarlett Johansson (six nominations), Chris Evans (five nominations), and Josh Brolin (five nominations). (Full list...)

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Sympetrum danae

Sympetrum danae, the black darter or black meadowhawk, is a species of dragonfly found in northern Europe, Asia, and North America. Both sexes are black and yellow, but the abdomen of the male is largely black while that of the female is largely yellow. Breeding takes place in shallow acidic pools, lake margins and ditches in lowland heaths and moorland bogs. The female lays her eggs during flight by dipping the tip of her abdomen into the water. The eggs hatch the following spring, the larvae developing very rapidly and emerging as adults in as little as two months. The male seen here is perched on a frond of bracken on Warren Heath in Hampshire, England.

Photograph credit: Charles J. Sharp

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