The excitement that surrounds Spider-Man: No Path Home and the overwhelmingly positive reception from fans and critics alike saw some audiences hoping the film could be recognized by prestigious award organizations, but Deadline has confirmed that the film will not be in contention for any BAFTA Film Awards. The outlet notes that the reason it does not qualify for the 2022 festivities is believed to be because Sony Pictures Entertainment has not made the film available for the BAFTA streaming platform made available to members. . The first round of voting for this year’s awards ended on January 3, with some theories speculating that Sony did not intentionally upload the film in order to maintain its theatrical exclusivity.
BAFTA shared the statement, “Spider-Man: No Path Home did not meet the eligibility criteria for the EE British Academy Film Awards 2022 and therefore was not eligible for entry. 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 been made available by the distributor. “
Dated of Iron Man, Marvel Studios films have regularly won BAFTA Award nominations, largely showcasing their visual effects. Of all the different annual awards ceremonies, the BAFTAs typically set expectations for which movies become favorites and have the greatest likelihood of winning big with other big organizations. Marvel Studios has also won a number of Oscar nominations in the visual effects arena, with Black Panther is going to earn more nominations than any other film from the studio. The film won an Oscar for Best Original Music, Best Costume Design, and Best Production Design. Black Panther also marked the studio’s first nomination for Best Picture.
The past few years have seen a number of discussions emerge regarding the artistic merits of comic book films, which have long been seen as mere superficial escape as opposed to sophisticated experiments winning recognition from prestigious organizations. Martin Scorsese has mentioned that he doesn’t particularly like superhero movies and does not personally view them as “cinema,” sparking heated discussions between audiences and filmmakers to support or refute these claims.
Spider-Man: No Path Home Currently sits at 93% positive reviews on aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes.
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