Samuel L. Jackson Calls Out Oscars For Snubbing ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

Spider-Man: No Way Home was the highest-grossing film of 2021.

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Samuel L. Jackson has got some beef with the Oscars since they didn’t nominate Spider-Man: No Way Home for best picture.

Marvel Studios fans were met with disappointment last month when it was revealed that Spider-Man: No Way Home didn’t manage to nab a Best Picture nomination at the Academy Awards. Not only was the film praised by both critics and fans alike, but it managed to be one of the most successful films of all time – that too during a pandemic. Surely its achievements warrant some Oscar gold, no? Well, that’s what Marvel star Samuel L. Jackson thinks.

In an interview with The Times, Samuel L. Jackson opened up about how the Oscars failed to nominate the Tom Holland threequel.

“They should have an Oscar for the most popular movie. Because that’s what the business is about. It did what movies did forever – it got people to a big dark room.”

Despite being released all the way back in December, audiences are still flocking to Spider-Man: No Way Home to pore through the film’s various easter eggs and references. Samuel L. Jackson went on to discuss how each film, regardless of genre and framework is valid and should be treated with respect.

“All movies are valid. Some go to the cinema to be moved dearly. Some like superheroes. If somebody has more butts on seats it just means your audience is not as broad. There are people who have had successful careers but nobody can recite one line of their parts. I’m the guy who says s***that’s on a t-shirt.”

Here is the synopsis for Spider-Man: No Way Home:

For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero’s identity is revealed, bringing his Super Hero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about most at risk. When he enlists Doctor Strange’s help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in their world, releasing the most powerful villains who’ve ever fought a Spider-Man in any universe. Now, Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will not only forever alter his own future but the future of the Multiverse.

Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, No Way Home stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, J.B. Smoove, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Benedict Wong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, and Jamie Foxx, with Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire, and Tom Hardy.

Spider-Man: No Way Home is playing in theaters. The film arrives on Blu-ray on April 12. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding Sony’s plans for the Spider-Man franchise, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: The Times