On February 8, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed its list of nominees Oscar Awards 2022, which will be held on March 27 in Los Angeles. And one of the great expectations of this long-awaited gala was that the acclaimed “Spider-Man: No Way Home” is nominated in the category for Best Picture.
However, the Marvel film, as is often the case with comic book movies, was ignored by the Academy. The third installment starring Tom Hollandhowever, it was nominated in two technical categories: Best Visual Effects and Best Costume Design.
This decision by the Academy to ignore “Spider-Man: No Way Home”, a film well received by critics and acclaimed worldwide by people in different parts of the world has irritated the great legion of fans of the arachnid superhero and also members of the guild such as Kevin Smith.
“They got ten slots, can’t they just give one to the biggest movie of the last three years? Smith said on his Fatman Beyond podcast. “Man, and then they say, ‘Why doesn’t anyone watch this show?’ Like, f** how many holes do you have? Add Spider-Man for God’s sake. Let him in there…poor kid, he’s always dropping shit on her,” he added. “Show Peter Parker some love. I’m not even kidding, with so many movies like that now being nominated for Best Picture. Used to be five? he added.
Smith’s comment coincided with a cut in the broadcast of his YouTube channel. “NKids, the conspiracy is real,” he joked in a subsequent video. “I spoke that Spider-Man was not nominated by the Academy, and we were removed from YouTube. Tie those two things together. The truth is somewhere out there“, He said.
A history of “small” nominations
So far, onlyBlack Panther” has achieved what no Marvel or DC film has achieved: being the first superhero film nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture.
starring the deceased Chadwick Bosemanthis film also achieved something never done by any other in its genre: win three Oscars: Best Soundtrack, Best Costume Design and Best Production Design.
But let’s go back in time and collect those nominations, derisory for some but that form the link anyway Marvel-Oscar Awards.
So far, Marvel has won five Oscars for: Spider-Man 2 (2004), Black Panther (2019), and the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018). And the nominations are as follows:
|Spider-Man (2002)||Best Visual Effects and Best Sound||0 prizes|
|Spider-Man 2 (2004)||Best Visual Effects, Best Sound and Best Sound Editing||Oscar for Best Visual Effects|
|Iron Man (2008)||Best Sound Editing and Best Special Effects||0 prizes|
|Iron Man 2 (2010)||Best Visual Effects||0 prizes|
|Avengers (2012)||Best Visual Effects||0 prizes|
|Iron Man 3 (2013)||Best Visual Effects||0 prizes|
|Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)||Best Special Effects||0 prizes|
|Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)||Best Visual Effects and Best Makeup||0 prizes|
|X-Men: Days of the Future Past (2014)||Best Visual Effects||0 prizes|
|Doctor Strange (2016)||Best Visual Effects||0 prizes|
|Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)||Best Visual Effects||0 prizes|
|Logan (2017)||Best Adapted Screenplay||0 prizes|
|Black Panther (2018)||Best Soundtrack, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, Film, Best Special Effects and Best Sound Mixing and Best Song||3 awards: Best Soundtrack, |
Best Costume Design
and Best Production Design.
|Spider-Man: A New Universe (2018)||Best Animated Feature||Oscar Award for Best Animated Film|
|Avengers: Infinity War (2018)||Best Visual Effects||0 prizes|
|Avengers: Endgame (2019)||Best Visual Effects||0 prizes|
|Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)||Best Visual Effects.||?|
|Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)||Best Visual Effects and Best Costume Design||?|
And how has DC done at the Oscars?
|Superman (1979)||Music, montage and sound||Special Award for Best Visual Effects|
|Batman (1990)||Best Production Design||Award for Best Production Design|
|Batman Returns (1993)||Best Visual Effects and Best Makeup||0 prizes|
|Batman Forever (1996)||Best Cinematography, Sound and Sound Editing||0 prizes|
|The Dark Knight (2009)||Best Cinematography, Film Editing, Art Direction, Makeup, Visual Effects, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Best Supporting Actor||2 awards: Best Supporting Actor and Best Sound Editing|
|Suicide Squad (2017)||Best makeup and hairstyle||Best makeup and hairstyle|
|Joker (2020)||Best Picture, Director, Lead Actor, Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Makeup, Soundtrack, Costume Design, Cinematography||Best Leading Actor and Soundtrack|
The 2022 Oscar-nominated films are: “Belfast”, “CODA”, “Don’t Look Up”, “Drive My Car”, “Dune”, “King Richard”, “Licorice Pizza”, “Nightmare Alley”, “ The Power of the Dog” and “West Side Story”
To date, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” has grossed $1,807,988,000 worldwide at the box office.
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