Audiences pick DC over Marvel at Oscars 2022
Zack Snyder's 'Justice League' won #OscarsCheerMoment title for the Flash Speed Force scene
His zombie thriller 'Army of the Dead' won #OscarsFanFavorite title
'Justice League' beat 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' and 'Avengers: Endgame' to win
At Oscars 2022, on Sunday, Zack Snyder's DC movie, 'Justice League' won the #OscarsCheerMoment title for the Flash Speed Force scene in the director's cut of the movie. Snyder's zombie thriller 'Army of the Dead' also won the #OscarsFanFavorite title.
This is the first year these honours are being given out, and they're presented on the basis of votes from Twitter users.
Other contenders for the cheer moment title included the scene where the three Peter Parkers team up in 'Spider-Man: No Way Home', the iconic Neo dodging bullets in 'The Matrix', Jennifer Hudson singing “And I’m Telling You” in Dreamgirls, and the call from Captain America for Avengers to assemble against Thanos and his army in 'Avengers: Endgame'.
The competitors in the #OscarsFanFavorite category include 'Spider-Man: No Way Home', 'Cinderella', 'Minamata', and 'Tick, Tick…Boom!'.
When the award categories were initially announced, people likened it with the Academy trying to incorporate the most-popular film category, which it had planned on doing in 2018. However, following the backlash, this idea was dropped.
This year, the Academy took a different approach, allowing viewers to vote. It also revealed the names of the top ten films getting votes. At the time, Sony's box office hit 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' saw the Marvel character in the clear lead.
Will Packer, who produced this year's award ceremony, defended the choice to include these two categories in an interview with Variety, where he said "It just helps to augment what is already a show that’s all about elevating the best of community building", adding, "It creates a two-way dialogue and is more inclusive because the Oscars always felt so stuffy and so one-percenter".
Oscars co-host Regina Hall felt the same, telling Vanity Fair "The world is a lot more interconnected", and added, "I think it’ll be fun to hear a fan favourite".