Spider-Man: No Way Home is the biggest movie of 2021, easily becoming the biggest money-maker of the year. But does it deserve a Best Picture Oscar? That's the debate currently raging online between Spidey fans who want their beloved webslinger to bring home the gold and people who think it's a fun movie but doesn't deserve an award.
Variety writer Owen Gleiberman made the case in an article and thus a debate was sparked.
"What on earth is stopping everyone from demanding that #SpiderManNoWayHome becomes one of this year’s Oscar nominees for best picture? On what planet would anyone argue that it shouldn’t be?" writes @OwenGleiberman https://t.co/xM2mziKCGo— Variety (@Variety) January 2, 2022
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Let's Hear It For Genre Films
This is awesome. SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME definitely deserves a Best Picture nomination. Genres like action, superhero, comedy, horror, sci-fi should be considered in the same thoughts as "Oscar-worthy" dramas. NO WAY HOME is a fantastic film on a performance and filmmaking level. https://t.co/VRT1dF2jjn— Kevin McCarthy (@KevinMcCarthyTV) December 24, 2021
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Garfield Did The Work
Andrew Garfield deserves 3 Oscar nominations this year, for Tick, Tick... Boom!, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, and pretending he's not in Spider-Man: No Way Home.— Kevin Polowy (@djkevlar) November 16, 2021
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The 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Conundrum
We really out here debating the merits of SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME as if BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY didn’t win four Oscars— The Film Drunk (@thefilmdrunk) December 24, 2021
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Oscars Likes Jokers
If Tom Holland delivered exactly the same emotional performance playing a rookie cop or a Vietnam soldier as he did playing Spider-Man, he would be considered for an Oscar. But, he's playing Spider-Man and Oscars only consider Jokers.— Kevin Maguire (@maguirekevin) December 20, 2021