‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’: Tom Holland Has Already Received Something Far Greater Than an Oscar Nomination

Tom Holland would love to receive an Oscar nomination for Spider-Man: No Way Home, but he doesn’t need it. As fans may know, Marvel, Sony, and the Spider-Man producers have been pushing for the film to be recognized by the Academy at this year’s award show. Holland recently responded to the campaign, revealing that he’s already received something greater than a nomination.

Tom Holland attends the premiere of Spider-Man: No Way Home
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Marvel and Sony are heavily campaigning for Tom Holland and ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ to receive Oscar nominations

Despite their immense popularity, DC and Marvel superhero films have long been absent from the annual Academy Awards. Many people hope Spider-Man: No Way Home will change that.

Since its theatrical debut in December, the finale to Tom Holland’s Spider-Man trilogy has earned more than $1.5 billion globally. And, as Forbes notes, the film is on track to hit $1.8 billion by the end of its theatrical run. Many people have credited Spider-Man: No Way Home as the movie that saved theaters during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

In addition to its financial success, No Way Home has been praised for its captivating story, its emotion, and its thrill. Many fans have also lauded Holland and other cast members for their rich performances.

Soon after the film’s debut, Marvel and Sony launched a campaign for No Way Home to receive Oscar nominations — in particular, Best Picture and Best Actor for Holland. According to The Hollywood Reporter, that includes “For Your Consideration” advertising, free passes for Acamedy members to see the movie, and more.

“Just because they’re a certain kind of genre doesn’t mean they’re not quality movies,” Spider-Man: No Way Home producer Amy Pascal told THR of the campaign. “We all got in this business to make movies that people want to see, that make people feel things. And I think this movie legitimately does that.”

Tom Holland says fan support is all he needs — though an Oscar nom would be nice

Speaking to Variety, Holland touched on the Oscars campaign, explaining that it would be a “huge honor” to receive a nomination. However, he’s already immensely grateful for the fan support, and that’s all he can ask for.

“I think I can speak on behalf of everyone at Marvel and Sony and particularly [director] Jon Watts, the fan reaction that we’ve received — the love and support — is enough,” the young actor said.

Holland continued on to say that Spider-Man: No Way Home has become one of his greatest experiences. He’s thrilled to share that with fans.

“We have created something that has been such a culturally enriching experience for so many people, that watching those fan reactions to when Andrew [Garfield] comes through and Tobey [Maguire] comes through, and Andrew saves Zendaya, I will never be able to live that down,” he added. “That is just incredible. And for me, to be able to share that with the world is enough.”

Many fans have pushed for Tom Holland to host the awards show

If Holland doesn’t receive a nomination, can he at least host the ceremony? That’s what many fans have asked ahead of the Oscars in March. Holland’s flattered by the idea, and he told THR that he would absolutely take the job if the Academy asked.

“I just went to the bathroom, and I was looking at myself in the mirror, and I was like, ‘What kind of f***ing idiot wouldn’t host the Oscars?’ So yeah, if they ask me to, I would, and it would be very fun. I would really enjoy it,” the Cherry star said.

Spider-Man: No Way Home is now in theaters. The Academy will announce the 2022 Oscar nominations on Feb. 8, and the ceremony broadcast will take place on March 27.

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