The thought of giving an Oscar to a comic-book movie or schlocky crowd-pleaser may still revolt some Academy members today, but the new poll is already well underway on Twitter. #OscarsFanFavorite is pouring in on the social media site, with audiences suggesting any number of 2021 hits to take home the ultimate prize.
In a move that won’t be surprising to anyone with an ounce of internet history knowledge, the poll has been hijacked by users that have an agenda to ensure their favourite film wins.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the re-edit of the critically slated Justice League from 2017, has been unsurprisingly getting a lot of votes, according to Deadline. #RestoreTheSnyderVerse and #ReleaseTheSnyderCut were popular trends on social media over the past couple of years. It seemingly worked too, as the 2021 re-release dropped to fan relief.
However, the film (which is technically a rebooted reissue) is NOT eligible for the Oscars this year, in any category, including fan favourite.