Spider-Man: No Way Home blocked BAFTA nominations – but could Tom Holland host the Oscars as part of an awards nomination? | Ents & Arts News
Spider-Man: No Way Home has been barred from getting BAFTA nominations after producers refused to allow the film to be placed on a streaming site used by judges.
Safety Alert: There are no spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home in this article.
Despite the impact of COVID, the film made its way into the top 10 highest-grossing movies of all time after fans flocked to theaters to see Tom Holland’s latest outing as a Marvel hero. .
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No Way Home had the third biggest opening weekend of all movies ever when it hit theaters around the world last month, only the Avengers movies in Infinity War and Endgame beating it – both also starring Tom Holland as Spider-Man.
The film was also praised by critics, but it may struggle when it comes to awards season, with the BAFTAs preventing it from being nominated for trophies.
Awards are influential in the industry, often acting as a precursor to the Oscars two weeks later by predicting winning films.
The BAFTA has told its thousands of voting members that the film does not meet the eligibility criteria, namely that it must be uploaded to the academy’s private streaming site before the close of the first ballot.
Sony’s refusal to allow the film to be downloaded on the BAFTA platform is believed to be due to piracy issues.
BAFTA told Sky News in a statement, “Spider-Man: No Way Home did not meet the eligibility criteria for the 2022 EE British Academy Film Awards and therefore was not eligible.
“As stated in our rulebook, all films must be made available to voting members on BAFTA View before the close of the first round votes to ensure fairness and parity for all titles and the film has not made available by the distributor. “
Sky News has reached out to Sony, the film’s production company, for comment.
Could Tom Holland host the Oscars?
However, there could be better news for the film’s prospects when it comes to events across the Atlantic, with Holland apparently set to host the Oscars this year.
That’s according to The Hollywood Reporter, as part of a campaign to get Spider-Man into the big categories.
Holland, who recently told Sky News he was considering quitting acting, would be the first host of Hollywood’s flagship awards show in three years, with producers deciding to end the experiment of removing the only presenters from the show.
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The 25-year-old Londoner from the South West has said in the past that he would be ready to host the event at some point, previously telling The Hollywood Reporter: “Of course I would welcome the f ****** Oscars !
“So yeah, if they asked me, I would, and that would be a lot of fun. I would really appreciate it.”
Only one superhero movie has been nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars (Marvel’s 2018 film Black Panther), but No Way Home’s success could force the judges’ hand.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is now available in theaters.