Spider-Man's long shot Best Picture nomination now looks much less likely

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Can Spider-Man do whatever an awards season favorite can?

Pundits have been wondering that since the debut of Spider-Man: No Way Home, floating the idea, as unlikely as it might sound, that the Marvel blockbuster could actually be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. In December, The Hollywood Reporter wrote that the team behind the film planned to push it for a nomination, and a Variety column argued it should be in contention, in part because the Oscars "need mainstream cred" after last year's disastrous ratings.

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