Filmmaker and animator fatman beyond podcast Kevin Smith was apparently exasperated by the lack of Spider-Man: No Coming Home in the race for the Best Picture Oscars. The MCU’s biggest hit of 2021, the third leg of the Web Crawler’s rejuvenated run broke box office records and even earned a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes. As a result, it may be disappointing to fans that the hit hit only earned one Oscar nomination, for visual effects.
Smith was rather vocal with his opinions on the matter, as he made his way to the fatman beyond podcast to express his point of view. According to him, it is rather surprising that the Oscars could not have slipped Spider-Man: No Coming Home in the race for Best Picture, although the category increased the number of nominees from five to ten.
They’ve got 10 slots, can’t they give one to the biggest fucking movie of the last three years? ‘ Like fucking making a populist choice, damn, man. How many slots do you have? To throw Spider Man For God’s sake. Let it swing in there. F—–g the poor kid always gets pissed off and s—. Show Peter Parker some fucking love. I’m not even being facetious, with so many movies they now nominate for Best Picture. . Before it was five? …
Surprisingly enough, the podcast episode containing the aforementioned rant was later removed from YouTube. In a follow-up video, Smith added:
Kids, the plot is real. I talked about Spider Man not being nominated by the Academy, and we got kicked off YouTube. Tie these two things together. The truth is out there somewhere.
The ten films that won the Best Picture Oscar this year 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. While all films can be considered equally deserving, the disappointment regarding Spider ManThe absence remains.
Jimmy Kimmel has joined the rally against No Way Home’s Spider-Man: Oscar Snub
Comedian-turned-TV host Jimmy Kimmel appears to be singing the same song as Kevin Smith regarding Spider-Man: No Coming Homeis an Oscar snub. However, it should be noted that Kimmel’s late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Spider-Man: No Coming Home are both owned by parent company, Disney.
Kimmel took the argument one step further and named the movies that last year’s most successful MCU film could have replaced in the Oscar race.
How did you [‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’] not get one of the 10 nominations for best picture? …Forget the fact that the movie made $750 million [in the U.S.] and always goes. It was a great movie. Wasn’t it in the top 10 best films of the year? There were three Spider-Men in it. Are you telling me ‘Don’t Look Up’ was better than ‘Spider-Man?’ It certainly wasn’t.
While Kimmel’s comment leaves room for much discussion, many fans and moviegoers agreed that the third leg of Spidey’s MCU journey deserves the final nomination. Then again, many have similarly argued about other films that seem to have been left out of the Best Picture race, such as Joel Coen. Macbeth’s Tragedyfor example.
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