Spider-Man: No Way Home denied any BAFTA nominations

Last Updated on January 12, 2022

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Sony and Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home might be raking in the big bucks at the box office, but it recently found its webs snipped after failing to meet the “eligibility criteria” for the BAFTA awards.

A spokesperson for BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) said: “‘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.”

For clarification, Round One closed on January 3rd.


While an entry for Spider-Man: No Way Home exists on BAFTA View, the movie itself is unavailable for viewing. When you go to the page, all you find is a trailer for the film. Obviously, a trailer is not enough to make a movie eligible for the BAFTA awards. When Spider-Man: No Way Home was proposed, Sony and Marvel asked that it be considered for Best Picture and Best Special Effects.

Spider-Man: No Way Home recently dominated the box office for the fourth weekend in a row, adding $33M to its domestic total for an amazing $668.7M earned. When adding this total to other markets from across the globe, Spider-Man: No Way Home has webbed up a Peter-tingling total of $1.536+B in worldwide receipts.

Welp, there’s still a chance that Spider-Man: No Way Home could web up an Oscar nomination or two despite this no-show at the BAFTA. Do you think the movie is worthy of being nominated for Best Picture or Best Special Effects? I don’t think it has a chance in hell of winning either category, but I’ve been wrong about how those awards turn out every year. After all, who thought David Ayer’s Suicide Squad would win an Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling, right? Let us know in the comments section below if you think Spider-Man: No Way Home should be considered for any of the major awards.

Source: Variety

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a JoBlo.com editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.