The final chapter in the newest Spider-Man trilogy, Spider-Man: No Way Home is going all in ahead of the next Academy Awards.
The latest Tom Holland outing will get its very own Oscar campaign, trying to score a nomination or two next February, when the nods will be announced before the ceremony takes place at the end of March.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Academy members can catch the film for free thanks to dedicated “pass-ins” for anyone with an Academy member card at a commercial cinema. The film will then be added to the Academy members-only streaming service to maximise the chances of members watching it.
“Anything that makes people aware of the movie is something that, obviously, we’re all going to give our all to,” producer Amy Pascal said.
“And the studio has been very generous and supportive. They seem really gung-ho.”
For his part, Holland said it would be great for cast and crew to get some recognition this award season.
“I’m so proud of what everyone’s achieved,” he said.
“Jon Watts especially, and even the likes of Amy Pascal. We had a wonderful day the other day. I went over to her house and we watched a couple of movies together, and she really opened up about her career and the changes in her career and a lot of the controversy that she went through [related to the Sony hack]. So to see her where she is now, a different Amy to the Amy I’m sure she was years ago. These people deserve the recognition.”
The film might have the chance to pull off a move à la Return of The King, the final instalment in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Directed by Peter Jackson, the 2003 fantasy ended up winning all 11 Oscars for which it was nominated. (DigitalSpy)