Justice League: Zack Snyder won the public vote at the Oscars thanks to … bots

At the 2022 Oscars, the public rewarded two films by Zack Snyder: Army of the Dead and Zack Snyder’s Justice League. But maybe the audience wasn’t human.

Not to mention the slap from Will Smith (or the one that got West Side Story who won only one award), the acclaim of Codaof Kristen Stewart’s non-acclaim for spencer, or the embarrassing jokes of Amy Schumer, we can say that the Oscars 2022 had their share of controversies. But greatest of all, most outrageous to some, remains the triumph of our good old Zack Snyder.

While finally he saw his work so disputed reassessed, the American filmmaker will again be exposed to the laughing stock of critics of the DCEU. Nominated in any official category, Snyder still won two token awards. Indeed, the 2022 edition of the Oscars introduced two new awards, People’s Favorite Movie and People’s Favorite Scene, two awards that Americans could vote for using hashtags on Twitter. As you might expect, moviegoers are probably more internet savvy than Oscar boomers.bots would therefore have been responsible for making Snyder win.

Snyder will need Superman to get out of trouble

If these two prizes were already questionable, especially that of the best scene which did not only take into account films released in 2021 since with the director’s cut of Justice League and Spider-Man: No Way Homewe also found Avengers: Endgame, Dreamgirls and… Matrix, Snyder’s victory had obviously been disputed. Thus, it is Army of the Dead which had been voted favorite film of the public and Zack Snyder’s Justice League which had received the symbolic prize for the favorite scene of the public.

Because Snyder’s fan community is very active on social media and the web in general, probably due to his young age, Snyder’s victory in an internet vote is not surprising. But by wanting to ride the trend of hashtags and offer a modern vote, the Academy found itself caught in its own game. Indeed, according to a study carried out by The Wrap, Snyder reportedly won thanks to… computer bots used to mass vote in favor of the filmmaker’s films. Yes, that’s the risk when you want to use a tool that you don’t master.

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If we have no doubt that Snyder did not create these bots himself and that we know that they are the work of the Machiavellian fans behind the #RestoreTheSndyerVerse, it is the director who risks taking it all the world. The Academy has yet to make a statement on this.but we hope that the voting methods will be thought out differently for the next edition, even if it is quite likely that these two prizes will simply be deleted.

It remains to be seen whether rebel moon, the next Synder, which should be released next year on Netflix, will be nominated or snubbed from the 2024 Oscars.

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Justice League: Zack Snyder won the public vote at the Oscars thanks to … bots