Oscars 2022: 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' VFX Snub Leaves Fans Disappointed

Superhero movies are rarely recognized at the Oscars, but a Spider-Man: No Homecoming snub at the 2022 Oscars left fans disappointed. The Marvel movie was up for two honors at this year's event, and fans felt it was a shoo-in for one of them. Unfortunately, another contestant won the prize, leaving them disappointed.

'Spider-Man: No Way Home' was nominated for 2 Oscars

Despite being the highest-grossing film of 2021, Spider-Man: No Homecoming received just two Oscar nominations at the 94th Annual Academy Awards - and one in a new category dubbed Fan Oscars. Favorite.

The Marvel film was also a contender for Best Visual Effects, a fitting honor considering its impressive visuals. Of course, he was up against several other heavy hitters. The lineup included Dune, Free Guy, No Time to Die, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

Even with stiff competition, fans remained hopeful Spider-Man: No Homecoming would take home the prize. Its action sequences were definitely worth it. However, the Oscar went to another equally deserving film.

"Dune" won the Oscar for Best Special Effects

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Dune ended up winning best visual effects at the 2022 Oscars. Denis Villeneuve's sci-fi hit started the night strong and continued to sweep the awards as the ceremony continued. Given the stunning visuals featured in Dune, it only makes sense that he would add this award to his collection.

However, that hasn't stopped Spider-Man: No Homecoming fans from feeling let down by the Oscars snub. With all the hype surrounding Tom Holland's latest outing as Spider-Man, it would have been nice to see the film recognized at the Oscars. And judging by the reactions online, many felt it was the most deserving of the nominees.

Fans of "Spider-Man: No Way Home" disappointed with the result

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With the Best Visual Effects Oscar decided, Spider-Man: No Homecoming fans took to Twitter to express their frustration at the loss of the film. Some insisted it deserved the Dune award, while others wondered why the Academy couldn't give Spider-Man a win over the sci-fi epic. Many were just as surprised as Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Lost, marking a sad day for Marvel fans all around.

Of course, just as many Twitter users felt Dunes ' visual effects victory was obvious from the get-go. Needless to say, the category has sparked some controversy online. This is the sign of a strong batch of nominees. Hopefully Marvel will have better luck at the 2023 Oscars.