Spider-Man: No Way Home gained over $1.7 billion in earnings worldwide, becoming the biggest box office hit since the start of the pandemic, but it couldn’t turn those box office records into awards gold.
However, the movie—which features the three Spideys Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield, and Tobey Maguire as stars portraying Peter Parker—did end up as an Oscar nominee for Best Visual Effects.
“No Way Home” was always a hundred-to-one shot in the Best Picture Category; a comic book hopping to a multiverse isn’t really a standard Academy fare. Even in recent years, only a handful superhero films have gained attention in a major Oscar award besides the conventional technical categories.
The first ever Marvel movie to secure a Best Picture nomination is “Black Panther” (2018), and DC preceded it with “Joker” (2019). In 2019, Miles Morales, another Spidey, snagged an Oscar with “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” for Best Animated Feature Film.
The box office success of “No Way Home” led some fans and awards enthusiasts to believe that their work would be recognized in award ceremonies.
But there is still lots to be done in the multiverse: “No Way Home” will contend with MCU’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings.”
The film earned a good amount of praise and titles, while the cast individually earns attention from the Oscars. Garfield is a Best Actor nominee for his latest Netflix Originals “Tick, Tick… Boom!” On the other hand, Spidey costar Benedict Cumberbatch snagged a Best Actor nomination for “The Power of the Dog” as well. J.K. Simmons, who is casted in the movie as J. Jonah Jameson, also secured a Best Supporting Actor nomination for “Being the Ricardos.”