MCU’s latest entry in No Way Home was dealt with a major blow in its run for awards after the film was disqualified from contending in the forthcoming prestigious BAFTA awards.
With Marvel and Sony, both campaigning for the film to gain numerous nods in the awards season, it seemed like Now Way Home was destined to earn some accolades at the British awards show.
However, Sony ended up messing up its submissions for the BAFTA awards as the film did not meet the criteria for contending in the 2022 version of the awards show.
For a film to get any consideration for a BAFTA award, the filmmakers must ensure that it’s available to watch for all the voting members on British Academy’s portal, also known as BAFTA View.
This portal gives permission to every voting member to watch and experience the movie before the first round of voting, which closed on 3rd January. As per The Hollywood Reporter, the film was due to land on the platform on December 30, which would further allow the members to view the film for about four days before the initial round of voting ended.
Sony had tried to gain an exemption by not uploading the movie on to the BAFTA View portal due to its piracy fears, as the film still continues to break various box-office records with its incredible worldwide theatrical run.
However, it looks like the two parties involved haven’t been able to come up with a solution for this matter, and at the moment, the BAFTA View portal only contains the two-minute-long trailer for the film.
With Sony denying to upload No Way Home onto the portal, the film will never compete against the likes of Belfast, West Side Story, Dune, CODA, Licorice Pizza, and a few more at the 2022 BAFTAs.
This decision that comes from Sony has dealt with a serious blow in the aspirations of the studio to gain as many awards as they can in the upcoming awards season. With the Academy Awards around the corner, both Sony and Marvel have started campaigning a lot for the film to gain nods in categories like Best Picture and more.
As the film was ruled out of contention due to a technicality, fans can hope to see some nominations to awards soon. Until then, all No Way Home fans will have to deal with hearing more about box-office records than nods to awards.