Just when you thought the Marvel Cinematic Universe was over or at least Phase 3, anyway here comes your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man with another solid MCU installment. Spider-Man: Far From Home screened for critics this week, and those who saw it have taken to social media with mostly gushes of praise for how it continues the franchise, particularly following the events of Avengers: Endgame. Some are even calling this the best Spidey movie yet.Here’s what critics are saying about Spider-Man: Far From Home:Has Marvel done it again?Spider-Man: Far From Home is wonderful. It’s funny and clever and filled with smart twists. Kate Erbland, IndieWireSpider-Man: Far From Home is jaw dropping. Sean O Connell, CinemaBlendSpider-Man: Far From Home is an absolute home run. It’s SO much fun. Brandon Davis, ComicBook.comAbsolutely loved Spider-Man: Far From Home. Captures the spirit of the comics and mixes in some amazing movie magic. Steve Weintraub, ColliderSpider-Man: Far From Home is an extremely fun, cleverly executed, and frequently hilarious culmination of the MCU’s wall-crawler’s journey so far. Jim Vejvoda, IGN MoviesWhat a fun, solid sequel. Kara Warner, PeopleHow does it compare to Spider-Man: Homecoming?Far superior to its predecessor and really delightful, with a terrific theme of trust well-threaded throughout. Rodrigo Perez, The PlaylistI liked it a tad more than Spider-Man: Homecoming, which I loved. Jim Vejvoda, IGN MoviesI liked it a smidge more than Homecoming. Terri Schwartz, IGN MoviesIf you loved the teen-centric stuff in Homecoming, there s more where that came from. Ben Pearson, SlashfilmDidn’t LOVE Spider-Man: Far From Home as much as Homecoming, but it’s still a rad take on bearing the weight of great expectations and a fun ode to teen romance. Brian Truitt, USA TodaySpider-Man: Far From Home isn’t quite as wonderful as Homecoming, but it s a really strong, endearing sequel that delivers some excellent moments in its second half in particular. Eric Goldman, IGN Movies(Photo by Sony Pictures)How does it rank against other Spider-Man movies?The best Spider-Man movie yet… Honestly, Spider-Man: Far From Home feels like the Spider-Man movie I ve waited all my life for. Josh Wilding, We Got This CoveredI haven’t decided if Far From Home is better than Spider-Verse yet, but it’s certainly the best live-action outing. Sean Keane, CNETSpider-Man: Far From Home had the difficult task of following two epic Avengers movies AND Spider-Verse and succeeds by telling a smaller, classical story about Peter Parker caught between what he wants and what responsibility demands. Pure cat(spider)nip for Spidey fans like me. Matt Singer, ScreenCrushWhat sets it apart from the previous ones?The BEST Spidey action ever. Most SHOCKING ending in a Spider-Man movie ever. Fans will flip out! Sean O Connell, CinemaBlendBoth Sam Raimi and Marc Webb s movies did a lot of great stuff with the character but it s Jon Watts who has made him amazing AND spectacular. Josh Wilding, We Got This CoveredThe cast are better than Raimi’s. But the Raimi movies are pretty focused, and this is more sprawling with a bigger scope, so it’s a tough comparison. Ben Pearson, Slashfilm(Photo by Sony Pictures)Is it a worthy follow-up to Avengers: Endgame?Far From Home does a terrific job of balancing Avengers: Endgame fallout with a seriously fun and inventive Spidey adventure. Digital SpyThe movie is very clever (and funny) how it handles the fallout post Endgame in explaining how this world works now. Mike Ryan, UproxxThe coda we needed after Endgame, a glimpse of how the world looks now that the dust has settled. Angie Han, MashableIt’s pretty much the perfect Avengers: Endgame epilogue — reminding us that the MCU goes on in a joyous, emotionally fulfilling ride. Sean Keane, CNETThe way it builds off Endgame to to dive deeper into Peter’s emotions is really what make it soar. Germain Lussier, io9Far From Home is a great afterword for Endgame, closing out Marvel Phase 3 with a bang while also setting up new challenges and exciting stuff ahead. Jim Vejvoda, IGN MoviesAre there any surprises?Spider-Man: Far From Home had three legit ‘holy sh*t’ shocking moments. Mike Ryan, UproxxIt’s huge in itself and for the future of the MCU in the most surprising ways. Brandon Davis, ComicBook.com(Photo by Sony Pictures)How is the movie s treatment of Mysterio?I’m a huge Mysterio fan and Gyllenhaal nails him… Obviously, with Mysterio involved, there are some pretty bizarre scenes. Honestly I always kind of assumed a Mysterio movie wasn’t really possible, but Jon Watts and company pulled it off. Mike Ryan, UproxxJake Gyllenhaal is fantastic as Mysterio. Steve Weintraub, ColliderJake G’s an inspired choice for Mysterio. Brian Truitt, USA TodayJake G = perfect casting. Angie Han, MashableMajor kudos in particular to Jake Gyllenhaal for his super engaging performance as complex character Mysterio. Sean Keane, CNETJake Gyllenhaal gets way more to do than expected, clearly had a ball doing it. Kara Warner, PeopleJake Gyllenhaal is one of the MCU’s most entertaining characters ever. He’s so unpredictable and fun and brings A LOT to Spider-Man: Far From Home. The chemistry between Gyllenhaal and Tom Holland is top of the line. Brandon Davis, ComicBook.comHow is the rest of the cast?Tom Holland pours his heart and soul into his best work as Peter/Spidey yet, with a more involving story and conflicts this time out. Don Kaye, Den of GeekTom Holland continues to be a perfect Spider-Man, and his chemistry with Zendaya is adorable. Digital SpyTom Holland continues to be amazing, Zendaya’s MJ is just as cool as Shuri. Brian Truitt, USA TodayZendaya brings depth in her massively expanded role as MJ. Sean Keane, CNET(Photo by Sony Pictures)Are there any problems?Some of the comedy falls flat, but this film has A LOT going on – ultimately beneficial because it mostly distracts from stuff that doesn t land quite as well. Ben Pearson, SlashfilmCould maybe have gone a bit harder on Peter s emotional arc. Angie Han, MashableShould we stay until the end?Do NOT miss the mid-credits scene because it s the biggest and best effort from Marvel Studios yet. Literally mind-blowing avoid spoilers at all costs! Josh Wilding, We Got This CoveredI can’t stress this enough: stay all the way through the credits for Spider-Man: Far From Home!!! There’s a couple of brilliant sequences waiting for you! Brandon Davis, ComicBook.comTwo of the best end credits scenes ever. Kevin McCarthy, WTTG-TVWill we want to see it again?The second the film ended I wanted to watch it again. Steve Weintraub, ColliderI don’t think I’ve been this excited to re-watch a film since Jordan Peele’s Get Out and Us. Watts masterfully layers incredible action, storytelling and character development into a film that will be a whole new experience on the second watch. Kevin McCarthy, WTTG-TVI love that Spider-Man: Far From Home is all sleight-of-hand. It begs to be seen multiple times. Jason Guerrasio, Business InsiderI can’t wait to see it again. Germain Lussier, io9I cannot wait to see this movie again. And again. Brandon Davis, ComicBook.comSpider-Man: Far from Home opens everywhere on July 2.
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2021 ceremonies, including when the nominations will be announced, but other awards bodies that have postponed their events will release that information at a later date.Keep track of the constantly changing 2020-21 awards season landscape with the schedule of nomination announcements and awards ceremonies below — we ll continue to update it with more news and information as it becomes available.SEPTEMBER 2020Sunday, September 20 – 72nd Emmy Awards (ABC, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT)OCTOBER 2020Monday, October 19 – Critics Choice Documentary NominationsNOVEMBER 2020Thursday, November 12 – Gotham Independent Film Awards NominationsThursday, November 12 – Critics Choice Documentary NominationsTuesday, November 24 – International Documentary Association Awards NominationsDECEMBER 2020Saturday, December 12 – European Film AwardsTK TK, December 13- Boston Society of Film Critics AwardsFriday, December 18 – New York Film Critics Circle AwardsSaturday, December 19 Boston Online Film Critics AwardsSunday, December 20 Indiana Film JournalistsSunday, December 20 Los Angeles Film Critics AwardsMonday, December 21 Florida Film Critics AwardsMonday, December 21 Chicago Film Critics AwardsThursday, December 31 Greater Western New York Film Critics Association AwardsJANUARY 2021Monday, January 4 –North Carolina Film Critics Association AwardsMonday, January 4 Alliance of Women Film JournalistWednesday, January 6 Oklahoma Film CriticsFriday, January 9 National Society of Film CriticsSaturday, January 9 – National Society of Film Critics AwardsMonday, January 11 — Gotham Independent Film AwardsMonday, January 11 San Diego Film Critics SocietyFriday, January 15 Seatle Film Critics SocietySaturday, January 16 WGA NominationsSaturday, January 16 International Documentary AssociationSunday, January 17 St. Louis Film Critics AssociationSunday, January 18 San Fransico Bay Area Film CriticsFriday, January 24 Kansas City Film Critics CircleMonday, January 25 AFI honors announcedTuesday, January 26 – Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations AnnouncedTuesday, January 26 – National Board of Review Winners AnnouncedFEBRUARY 2021Monday, February 1 Satellite NominationsWednesday, February 3 – Golden Globe NominationsSunday, February 7 London Film Critics AwardsSunday, February 7 Toronto Film Critics Circle AwardsSunday, February 8 Critics Choice Film + TV NominationsMonday, February 8 Washington DC Area Film CriticsTuesday, February 9 – Oscar Shortlists AnnouncedWednesday, February 10 Dallas Ft. Worth Film Critics Association AwardsThursday, February 11 Dorian Awards NominationsMonday, February 15 Seattle Film Critics SocietyMonday, February 16 Writers Guild of America NominationsThursday, February 19 Nevada Film Critics SocietyMonday, February 22 Vancouver Film Critics CircleThursday, February 25 Palm Springs International Film Festival GalaFriday, February 26 American Film Institute AwardsSunday, February 28 — Golden Globe AwardsMARCH 2021Monday, March 1 – Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel NominationsTuesday, March 2 – Cinema Audio Society NominationsWednesday, March 3 — Annie Awards NominationsFriday, March 5 Hollywood Critics Association AwardsSunday, March 7 Critics Choice AwardsMonday, March 8 Producer Guild of America NominationsMonday, March 8 – Visual Effects Society NominationsTuesday, March 9 American Society of Cinematographers NominationsTuesday, March 9 Directors Guild of America Film NominationsFriday, March 12 Detroit Film Critics SocietySunday, March 14 –Screen Actors Guild AwardsMonday, March 15 – Academy Award NominationsMonday, March 21 Writer Guild of AmericaThursday, March 24 Producers Guild of America AwardsAPRIL 2021Sunday, April 4 Screen Actors Guild NominationsTuesday, April 6 –Visual Effects Society AwardsWednesday, April 7 African American Film Critics AssociatonSaturday, April 10 – Directors Guild of America AwardsSaturday, April 10 — Art Directors Guild AwardsSunday, April 11 – BAFTAsApril 13 Costume Designer Guilds AwardsFriday, April 16 — Annie AwardsSaturday, April 17 – Cinema Audio Society AwardsSunday, April 18 American Cinema Editor AwardsSunday, April 18 Golden Reel AwardsSunday, April 18 American Society of Cinematographers NominationsSunday, April 18 – Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel AwardsSaturday, April 24 — Film Independent Spirit AwardsSunday, April 25 – 93rd Academy AwardsMAY 2021Tuesday, May 11 – BRIT Awards