Spider-man made history by introducing a new category called Fan Favourite. As the name suggests, members of the voting committee will not be the only ones to recognize films, but Twitter users as well can award their favourite films.
On Twitter, fans can pitch films by March 3 using the hashtag #OscarsFanFavorite. Currently, Cumberbatch’s The Power Of The Dog, Timothée Chalamet’s Dune, Jamie Dornan’s Belfast, and more took the lead in Oscar 2022 nominations.
Besides celebrating their 94th Academy Award nominations, many fans also celebrated deserving nominations like Andrew Garfield’s tick, tick…BOOM! by Kristen Stewart. In addition to Tom Holland’s Spider-Man: No Way Home snub, netizens also expressed their disappointment with the same ferocity. By showing their efforts, fans may have the opportunity to shower their favourite films with love and recognition.
Netizens pitch ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ & ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League
With Spider-Man: No Way Home becoming one of the highest-grossing films of all time, Tom Holland’s third solo outing as the friendly neighbourhood spiderman earned him a single Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects. Despite the Academy Award committee extending the Best Picture category to allow ten nominations, Marvel Studios’ film failed to land a spot in the prestigious category. Hopefully, the film will have another shot at an Oscar at the 94th Academy Awards with the new category.
Spider-Man: No Way Home definitely is my #OscarsFanFavorite
I mean, we have 3 Spiders, Benedict Cucumber, Zendaya and freaking Willem Dafoe in the same movie, it IS the movie of the year. pic.twitter.com/Dzpey9oBLL
— 18/53 (@edgarmarquesm) February 14, 2022
— Nathan Smith (@nbot5000s) February 14, 2022
Netizens were quick to vote for their favourite film after the announcement, with Holland and Zendaya starring Spider-Man: No Way Home and Zack Snyder’s Justice League appears to be top contenders. In voting for Spider-Man: No Way Home, one fan wrote, “Love it or hate it, there is no denying its cultural impact.”. According to me, there is no better choice for the #OscarsFanFavorite” The sentiment was echoed by the majority of Twitter users who tweeted in favour of the film.
— Samy (@samyy99_) February 15, 2022
The best film of the year that brought together these wonderful guys!
— Julia Semenenko (@Bad_Jul) February 15, 2022
Meanwhile, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, which has been the result of countless fans’ campaigns over the years, has emerged as a strong competitor for Holland’s film. DC fans began to vote for the film along with the hashtag #RestoreTheSnyderVerse. Snyder’s Justice League, according to a report from Decider. The show, which premiered simultaneously on HBO Max and in theatres last year, is not eligible for the award.
— Derek – Zack Snyder’s Lantern Corps (@KingOfLanterns) February 15, 2022
— Decider (@decider) February 14, 2022
According to the outlet, the Academy’s rules do not allow the film to be eligible for the category as it is written in its guidelines: ‘An entrant’s Favorite Movie can be any of the eligible movies for The 94th Academy Awards® – all movies are listed on the Oscars website.
“Home movies or films that are not eligible for the award cannot be selected as Favorite Movie.” Unfortunately for the fans, the film is not eligible for the award, however, the fans do not seem to mind as they continue to vote for the film on Twitter.