The better term would be nomination I think-but anyway. You know its going to get a bunch of awards and nominations from less main stream groups. I am curious to learn which ones because I am not as knowledgeable on the subject.
The film will most likely get some technical nominations in the Golden Globes and Oscars. I actually think it stands a chance at beating the Dark Knight Rises for some of these even if a ton of it CGI. The monsters just look awesome and the stunt work is incredible.
Honestly I think it deserves a nomination for best screen play at the Golden Globes and even a win. Whedon weaves a ton of diverse character personalities together that is extremely difficult. Every character made a contribution the success of the plot. Not all of them work, but count them off: Hulk, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Thor, Nick Fury, Phil Coulsin, and even Maria Hill. That is just unbelievable! This also why it should earn a nomination/win for best comedy/cast ensemble at the Globes.
But lets not kid ourselves, The Dark Knight Rises is going to get more attention from the "professional critics." You know Nolan has a nomination for screen-play in the bag. It stands as a contender for best picture because people are convinced the Dark Knight got robbed and drama tend to do better in the major awards shows.
These are my thoughts. They may be semi-incoherent as I haven't slept properly after the midnight showing and I need to get to work now.