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“Spider-Man: No Way Home” and the history of the “contempt” of the Oscars by Marvel and DC

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 Sound0 prizes
Spider-Man 2 (2004)Best Visual Effects, Best Sound and Best Sound EditingOscar for Best Visual Effects
Iron Man (2008)Best Sound Editing and Best Special Effects0 prizes
Iron Man 2 (2010)Best Visual Effects0 prizes
Avengers (2012)Best Visual Effects0 prizes
Iron Man 3 (2013)Best Visual Effects0 prizes
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)Best Special Effects0 prizes
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)Best Visual Effects and Best Makeup0 prizes
X-Men: Days of the Future Past (2014)Best Visual Effects0 prizes
Doctor Strange (2016)Best Visual Effects0 prizes
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)Best Visual Effects0 prizes
Logan (2017)Best Adapted Screenplay0 prizes
Black Panther (2018)Best Soundtrack, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, Film, Best Special Effects and Best Sound Mixing and Best Song3 awards: Best Soundtrack,
Best Costume Design
and Best Production Design.
Spider-Man: A New Universe (2018)Best Animated FeatureOscar Award for Best Animated Film
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)Best Visual Effects0 prizes
Avengers: Endgame (2019)Best Visual Effects0 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 soundSpecial Award for Best Visual Effects
Batman (1990)Best Production DesignAward for Best Production Design
Batman Returns (1993)Best Visual Effects and Best Makeup0 prizes
Batman Forever (1996)Best Cinematography, Sound and Sound Editing0 prizes
The Dark Knight (2009)Best Cinematography, Film Editing, Art Direction, Makeup, Visual Effects, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Best Supporting Actor2 awards: Best Supporting Actor and Best Sound Editing
Suicide Squad (2017)Best makeup and hairstyleBest makeup and hairstyle
Joker (2020)Best Picture, Director, Lead Actor, Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Makeup, Soundtrack, Costume Design, CinematographyBest 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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