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Spider-Man: No Way Home Just Lost Its Only Oscar Nomination

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Spider-Man: No Way Home Just Lost Its Only Oscar Nomination
Spider-Man: No Way Home Just Lost Its Only Oscar Nomination (Sony Pictures)

It's its fate: Spider-Man: No Way Home was nominated for one Oscar, but it didn't win.

The lead-up to No Way Home fuelled unprecedented levels of fan speculation, even beyond Avengers: Endgame's grand climax back in 2019.

Of course, this was fuelled by rumours of Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire starring alongside Tom Holland's webhead, facing off against Doctor Octopus, Green Goblin, Electro, Sandman and Lizard, with all of the original actors reprising their roles.

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Spider-Man: No Way Home. Credit: Marvel Studios
Spider-Man: No Way Home. Credit: Marvel Studios

Last December, the movie hit cinemas, and it was an absolute monster. Not only was it a dream come true for Spidey fans, but it earned widespread critical acclaim and, at the time of writing, has raked in $1.88 billion at the box office.

However, No Way Home couldn't bag the Oscar for Best Visual Effects, losing out to Dune alongside Free Guy, No Time To Die and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

When this year's Oscar nominations were officially announced, some fans felt the movie was snubbed in the Best Picture category, which included the likes of The Power of the Dog, CODA, Belfast, Don't Look Up and Licorice Pizza.

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During his show, Jimmy Kimmel said: "How did [Spider-Man: No Way Home] not get one of the 10 nominations for Best Picture?

Spider-Man: No Way Home (Alamy)
Spider-Man: No Way Home (Alamy)
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"Forget the fact that the movie made $750 million and is still going. This was a great movie. It wasn’t in the top 10 best movies of the year? There were three Spider-Men in it. You’re telling me Don’t Look Up was better than Spider-Man? It most certainly was not.

"Even if you go by the critics reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, Don’t Look Up got a 46 percent and Spider-Man: No Way Home has 90 percent. For God’s sake, Jackass Forever has an 89 percent. Why do Best Picture nominees have to be serious? When did that become a prerequisite for getting nominated for an Academy Award?"

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Kevin Smith also slammed the decision on his podcast, saying: "What the f**k! They got 10 slots, they can't give one to the biggest f*****g movie of, like, the last three years?"

However, it didn't seem to evoke the ire of Garfield. "I mean, it's the sixth biggest movie in the history of movies... I personally feel pretty satisfied with the audience response. I think that's plenty," he told The Telegraph.

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Entertainment Editor at UNILAD. 2001: A Space Odyssey is the best film ever made, and Warrior is better than Rocky. That's all you need to know.

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