Longtime movie critic Owen Gleiberman is afraid that the woke Oscars Awards telecast is doomed to extinction unless the Academy starts recognizing wildly popular movies, including Marvel/Disney’s assembly-line superhero flicks.
In his Dec. 31 column in Variety, the film critic assured his peers that he “hated” the box-office gargantuan Spider-Man: No Way Home, but unless movies like it start showing up in the Oscars nominations, TV audiences will continue to abandon the telecast by the millions like they have been over the last decade.
“Yes, I hated Spider-Man: No Way Home. It’s a movie that I’m a total annoying curmudgeonly naysayer about. So even though my antipathy isn’t the topic of this column, why hide it? Go ahead, throw tomatoes at me. But understand