As Marvel campaigns for the film to be nominated for an Oscar, “Spider-Man No Way Home” may not be in the running for the BAFTA Awards. And this for a question of making the film available to voters.
Superheroes have a reputation for being in the right place at the right time, and landing right when needed to save the world or a neighborhood. On paper, Spider-Man is no different. But No Way Home, his latest film adventure, had a little hiccup in terms of timing, and will therefore not be able to apply for a nomination for the BAFTA Awards, the equivalent of the Oscars in Great Britain.
Since the 2020/2021 season, each film wishing to compete must in fact be made available to voters on the BAFTA View platform before a deadline. To be eligible, Spider-Man No Way Home should have been there no later than December 30, a few days before the end of the votes for the first round, set for January 3 and then postponed to 4 for technical reasons.
Instead of Jon Watts’ feature film, voters only found his trailer. And Sony had justified this absence by fears related to piracy, while Spider-Man No Way Home had not yet been released in some countries. He thus finds himself out of the race.
Because as the regulations, recalled on the platform, stipulate: “All films must be made available on BAFTA View to voters prior to the close of the first round of voting, to ensure fairness and equality between titles.”
TOM HOLLAND AT THE OSCARS?
While the nominations will be announced on February 3, there will be no suspense about No Way Home being in it. But maybe the feature film will make up for it by inviting itself to the Oscars five days later.
Not content with dominating the box office in 2021 and becoming the first to cross the billion dollar mark in worldwide revenue since the start of the pandemic, Marvel today dreams that its latest feature films in date invite themselves to the most prestigious of awards ceremonies.
La Maison des Idées has launched a campaign “For Your Consideration” large-scale, inviting voters not to forget Black Widow, Shang-Chi, The Eternals and Spider-Man No Way Home in their reflections on the different categories to which the films can claim.
However, this does not guarantee anything. Each year, and this is also the case in France with the César, the studios and producers go through the press to try to draw attention to their respective foals. But that does not automatically lead to an appointment. Especially since the identity of the favorites for the next Oscars is taking shape more and more clearly, from The Power of the Dog to West Side Story via Tick, Tick… Boom!
While never mentioned so far, can Spider-Man No Way Home and the other Marvel movies surprise and join the dance on February 8th? Or even do as well as Black Panther, awarded three golden statuettes in 2019 (Best Music, Best Costumes and Best Scenery) after being nominated seven times. And especially in the Best Film category.
If Spider-Man wasn’t to be named, Tom Holland could still be part of the party. Because it is rumored that he is part of the list of talents to which the Academy is considering to present the ceremony, which will take place on March 27 in Los Angeles.
“Spider-Man No Way Home” seen by Zendaya and Tom Holland: