Tom Holland’s Spider-Man: No Way Home failed to secure a nomination at Oscar gold this morning.
Looks like Spider-Man: No Way Home could swing for the fences with its box office records but couldn’t get nominated for Best Picture at the 94th Academy Awards. Marvel Studios, Sony Pictures, and even Tom Holland himself had championed the Spidy threequel for a Best Picture nod ever since the film hit cinemas late last year. While the film was arguably the biggest crowd-pleaser of the year, it failed to please Academy voters.
Perhaps it’s the bias against superhero films in general, or Academy voters not recognizing the importance of seeing three generations of Spider-Men on screen. The Oscars haven’t shied away from highlighting genre fare recently, which makes the Tom Holland film’s omission all the more glaring. Marvel Studios previously landed a Best Picture nomination with Black Panther, which broke both cultural and box office barriers. The most recent comic book film to have been nominated for Best Picture was Joker, which also won Joaquin Phoenix a Best Actor statute.
The Tom Holland-led film instead landed a Best Visual Effects nomination, going up against fellow Marvel nominee Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Sci-fi film Dune managed to win Academy voters over as the Warner Bros. film landed a whopping 10 nominations, including Best Picture. The film features Spider-Man: No Way Home star Zendaya, so at least there’s that for Spidey fans to celebrate.
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 and Tobey Maguire.
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