“Making a movie that an award-winning body will love is… a miracle.”
With this year’s Academy Awards ceremony less than a week away, Andrew Garfield shares his thoughts on the nomination process and, more specifically, the relative lack of focus on Spider-Man: No Way Home†
As most of us probably know, the newest Spider Man episode – which featured Zendaya, Tom Holland and Jacob Batalon reprising their beloved protagonists – found a huge commercial success when it debuted last December.
Despite its popularity, No way home didn’t get nearly as many Oscar nods as fans expected. The film is still nominated for Best Visual Effects, Competing Against Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings† Dune† free manand No time to diewhich is of course a huge achievement in itself.
Andrew — whose semi-surprise cameo in No way home alongside the original Peter Parker, Tobey Maguire made headlines months after its premiere—weighing in on the single nomination recently, as some are calling Spider Man‘s scant recognition a “snub,” in a new interview with the Daily Telegraph.
“I don’t know. I mean, it’s the sixth-greatest movie in cinema history,” said the actor, who will be nominated for Best Actor at the Oscars next Sunday for his critically acclaimed portrayal in Tap, tap… BOOM!.
“Making a movie that a gajillion people want to see together is a miracle. Making a movie that an award-winning body will love is also a miracle,” explains Andrew.
“Sometimes those miracles overlap, and sometimes they don’t,” he continued. “But personally I’m quite happy with the response from the public. I think that’s enough.”
Andrew also spoke briefly about the overall landscape of Oscar nominees selected by the elusive Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. “Honestly, how some people vote is none of my business. I think they’ve recognized some great people,” he said.
Anyway, consider No way home only one more universally adored film overlooked by the Academy. You can watch the rest of Andrew’s interview with the Telegraph here.