The Oscars and its experiment with popular films and popular film moments proved good news for Zack Snyder.

Amongst the many experiments for this year’s Academy Awards was the decision by the Academy to partner with Twitter for two audience-voted prizes. These weren’t Oscars, but they were presented as part of the ceremony. One was for Fan Favourite Movie, and the other was for the Cheer Moment. The first a thin veil for ‘most popular film to try and get more people watching the show’, the second for ‘we’ll do this if the first doesn’t work’.

Still, lots of fun movies and moments made it into the conversation, even as fan campaigns tried to derail it all to get certain films to the top of the pile. Yet in the midst of all the Oscar noise, it was Zack Snyder who prevailed in these two categories.

The Fan Favourite film of the year was his Netflix endeavour Army Of The Dead, whilst the Cheer moment came from his cut of Justice League, a moment featured The Flash.

For the Fan Favourite film, the runner up was Cinderella starring Camila Cabello, with Minimata featuring Johnny Depp in third. Spider-Man: No Way Home, the presumed winner when all this was announced, was fourth. Tick Tick … Boom ended up in fifth.

Whether the Academy repeats this experiment next year remains to be seen. For the minute, it appears to have other matters to attend to.

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