“Make your choice populist,” Smith advised the Academy.
Kevin Smith is urging the Academy Awards to give people what they want: popular movies nominated for Best Picture.
“I just wanted to congratulate the kind people who made ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ for the Best Picture nomination I’m sure it got, I didn’t read the nods,” Smith said. , as previously reported Comic Resources.
When studying break record blockbuster is freeze of the Best Picture race, Smith said, “What the hell is that? They have ten slots, can’t they give one to the biggest goddamn movie like the last three years? “
The “Jay and Silent Bob” star continued, “The man, and they were like,”Why is no one watching this show?? ‘ Like making a populist choice, damn it, man. How many slots do you have? Throw Spider-Man to God. Let him swing in there. Poor damn kid always indoctrinated and deceived, show Peter Parker some damn love. I’m not even that great of a person, with as many films as they have been nominated for Best Picture…”
The podcast’s live feed was then cut off on YouTube, to which Smith joked, “Guys, the conspiracy is real. I talked about how Spider-Man wasn’t nominated by the Academy and we were kicked out of YouTube. Putting those two things together, the truth is out there somewhere. ”
Jimmy Kimmel also criticized the Academy for surreptitiously skipping “Spider-Man” on the February 8 episode of “Spider-Man.”Jimmy Kimmel Live!. ”
“Why should the best picture nominees be so serious? When did that become a prerequisite to being nominated for an Academy Award? ‘ said Kimmel. “How [‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’] Not getting one of the 10 best picture nominations? Forget the fact that the movie made $750 million [in the U.S.] and is still going. This is a great movie. Is it not in the top 10 best movies of the year? There are three Spider-Man in it. Are you telling me ‘Don’t Look Up’ is better than ‘Spider-Man?’ No. of course. “
“No Way Home” main star Tom Holland previously discussed prediction nominations for the fan favorite movie with Diversitysaid, “It would be a great honor if it was nominated for an Oscar,” but the fan reaction was “enough.”
The 94th Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, March 27.
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