Zack Snyder fans accused of using online bots to manipulate Oscar win
We’ve pretty much established over the past couple of years that Zack Snyder’s followers are some of the most passionate fans. In fact, they were the main driver of Snyder’s cut Justice League finally saw the light of day last year and even gave the director a special nod to the recent Oscars.
The Oscars this year featured the inaugural awards for Best Cheering Moment and Fan Favorite Movie of 2021, both won by Snyder’s Justice League and Army of the Dead respectively.
It came as a huge surprise to many fans at first, especially since Snyder was going up against another fan favorite in Spider-Man: No Way Home, but his movies eventually won the newly minted awards.
However, months after the end of the 2022 Oscars, Snyder’s double win is causing controversy throughout the film community. In a shocking turn of events, Snyder fans who were roughly responsible for the Oscar triumphs of Justice League and Army of the Dead are now being accused of using online bots to gain the upper hand and scoop director’s awards.
In a report of The envelope, the most active voters in the all-new Oscars categories were “self-contained web programs,” meaning the accounts that voted were actually online bots. As it stands, Zack Snyder and his fandom have yet to make an official statement on this.
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Meanwhile, Snyder’s DCEU future is still filled with uncertainty a year later. Justice League has been freed. But on a promising note, the recent merger between Warner Bros. and Discovery seemingly offers new hope not just for the director but for the franchise as a whole.
Meanwhile, Zack Snyder’s Justice League and Army of the Dead are streaming on HBO Max and Netflix, respectively.