‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ fails to meet eligibility criteria for BAFTA 2022

For the last few days, there have been speculations that Spider-Man: No Way Home will be entering the Oscars, but it is clear that Tom Holland’s movie is not picking up any awards at BAFTA.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced that the movie won’t be considered for any awards after failing to meet eligibility criteria.

Sony’s superhero picture will not be collecting any prizes as Sony did not upload the film to BAFTA’s online streaming platform, BAFTA View, in time for it to qualify for eligibility criteria. Voting round one closed on 3 January.

In an official statement, BAFTA spokesperson 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.”

Spider-Man: No Way Home released on 15 December, the film has grossed $1.5 billion globally and has oscillated into serious Oscar consideration, with growing calls for it to receive a Best Picture nomination from the Academy.