Disney is pushing its 2021 Marvel Studios slate Black Widow, shang-chi, and Eternals in exchange for the Oscars. Despite being an unstoppable force at the box office, Marvel Cinematic Universe movies have not fared well with Academy members.
Apparently the campaign for Spider-Man: No Way Home is handled solely by Sony. The reason Spidey is in MCU is because Marvel Studios and Sony have a deal to share the character.
So far, 27 MCU movies have won just three Oscars, and none of them fall into the major categories. There have been no nominations at all in acting categories, and only one in the Best Picture (Black Panther) category.
Comic books generally don’t do well at the Academy. Other than Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix (both as different versions of Joker), there have been no acting Oscars in the genre.
When 2008’s The Dark Knight was not nominated for Best Picture, there was a lot of protest.
Interestingly, Eternals, which was directed by multiple Oscar-winning director Chloe Zhao, is also the worst-rated MCU movie to date.