It’s no secret that the fan voting results at the 2022 Oscars took many by surprise, as the two categories “Happiest Moment” and “Fan Favorite Movie of 2021” fell short of the much-loved Spider-Man: No Way Home. Instead, they went to the Justice League and Army of the Dead, respectively. Both films were directed by Zack Snyder, who immediately rushed to celebrate a double victory – this is the first time in history that his film received any Oscar, albeit from the audience.
However, Mr. Snyder’s celebration may be overshadowed by recent The Wrap material alleging that his wins in the “Happiest Moment” and “Fans’ Favorite Movie of 2021” categories were spoofed by automated online accounts. In the common people – bots. A similar opinion was shared by University of Maryland professor David Kirsch, who studies fanbots, who said that Snyder’s supporter accounts “definitely look like they were created by the program.”
However, the Academy still sticks to the poll results. One insider notes that certain rules were put in place, such as a 20-vote limit per Twitter handle, accounts created in less than 24 hours could not participate, and the results included votes cast on the Academy’s website.
In general, whatever one may say, but the situation has drawn muddy.