Zack Snyder’s Justice League was not nominated for the Oscar Fan Favorite award – here’s why!
Perhaps the most popular movie of last year, Zack Snyder’s Justice League shattered expectations by actually seeing the light of day. Director Zack Snyder’s four-hour magnum opus was released thanks to the efforts of fans around the world, as well as several key industry figures who competed for the director’s cut debut.
This year, the Oscars will turn things around by awarding a film based on audience votes. Dubbed the Fan Favorite award, Zack Snyder’s Justice League ineligible for the Academy’s historic first. This is why:
Every movie eligible for the Fan Favorite Award must meet certain requirements that the DC movie did not meet, mainly due to the direct nature of streaming. The rules note:
“A contestant’s favorite movie could be one of those eligible for the 94th Academy Awards — all movies will be featured on the Oscars website. Home movies or movies that are eligible/not eligible CANNOT be used as a favorite movie.”
The rules explicitly state that a qualifying film must be one that has been in theaters for at least seven days. Beyond that, Zack Snyder’s Justice League was a director’s cut of a previously released film. While it’s up for debate whether the new iteration of the DC franchise is an entirely new film, the Academy chose not to nominate it.
Zack Snyder fans don’t worry as the Oscars recently released the list of movies nominated for the Fan Favorite award and Army of the Dead is in between! Other known favorites include: Dune† Spider-Man: No Way Homeand The suicide squad!
Here’s the synopsis for it Zack Snyder’s Justice League:
“In ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, determined to ensure that Superman’s (Henry Cavill)’s ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) joins forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) to plan a team of recruit metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task turns out to be more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own past to transcend what held them back, allowing them to come together and eventually form an unprecedented class of heroes. Now that they’re united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad, and Darkseid and their terrible intentions.”
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