‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Will Not be Considered for 2022 BAFTA Awards
One of the biggest films of all time won’t be considered for a major awards race as it has been recently announced that Spider-Man: No Way Home will not be considered for the 2022 BAFTA Awards.
Marvel’s 2021 was a return to force for the studios, with some of the most ambitious titles in their history coming to cinemas after an absence in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the globe.
Spider-Man: No Way Home was, perhaps, the greatest Spider-Man film of all time, and standing as one of the greatest Peter Parker stories ever told.
With an Oscar campaign in tow for Spider-Man: No Way Home and the MCU, Marvel Studios has been clear about their desire for Awards Season glory; something that will be more difficult with recent announcements.
It was now been reported that Spider-Man: No Way Home will not be considered for the 2022 BAFTA awards, in a developing story that is rather shocking.
First reported by Deadline, the announcement reveals that Sony failed to upload the film to the online platform for BAFTA Consideration in time, with the window to entry closing before the Sony and Marvel epic even had a chance.
The full statement by BAFTA reads as follows,
“Spider-Man: No Way Home did not meet the eligibility criteria for the EE British Academy Film Awards 2022 and therefore did not qualify for entry. As outlined in our rulebook, all films must be made available to voting members on BAFTA View prior to Round One voting closing to ensure fairness and parity for all titles and the film was not made available by the distributor.”
Deadline adds that voters seeking to watch the film on the online platform, were only able to watch a two-minute trailer in its place.
It’s uncertain as to why Sony missed the January 3rd deadline for entry, but it appears to be a missed opportunity for the studio.
With Awards show success on its mind, it would’ve aided their ultimate Oscar goal for BAFTA success to lay firmly on the mind of Academy voters.