Fans of comic book movies have been treated well over the last few years. The Marvel Cinematic Universe ended its first arc with a bang with Avengers: Endgame, DC finally released their best movie with Zack Snyder’s Justice League and now three Spider-Men are swinging on screen at once.
However, for high-class movie snobs, it doesn’t matter if Captain America is holding Thor's hammer. Instead, you have to be recognised by the Academy Awards, and with the new fan-favourite Oscars Cheers Moments category, the incredibly popular comic book movies now have a chance.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League at The Oscars
Comic book movies have never really performed well at the Academy Awards, much to the ire of fans. While Black Panther and Logan both won Best Picture back-to-back, and Joker took the world by storm, the rest of the genre hasn’t been anywhere near as acclaimed. However, that's set to change.
This year, the Academy Awards gave comic book blockbusters their own spotlight. A new category, the Oscars Cheers Moment, let fans vote for their favourite moment in blockbuster movies. Additionally, the awards ceremony let fans pick from a number of movies dating way back to the late nineties.
In the vote, viewers could choose between Avengers: Assemble in Endgame, Three Spider-Men in No Way Home, The Flash Enters The Speed Force in Justice League, Bullet Dodging in The Matrix and a scene in Dreamgirls. Out of all of them, Zack Snyder’s Justice League took the win.
Despite Spider-Man: No Way Home being fresh in fans’ minds and Endgame being a cultural phenomenon, Justice League won. Fans flooded the Academy Awards with votes for the scene that was certainly the high point of Snyder’s four-hour movie. If you haven't seen it, watch it below.
One of the best comic book movie scenes
Zack Snyder’s Justice League was not expected to take the win at The Oscars this year. However, if any scene could represent the best the movie has to offer, it was certainly The Flash’s heroic run through time.
The Flash’s Oscars victory only makes the release of Snyder’s movie even sweeter. This one scene shows exactly what Justice League was supposed to be, a bright spark of hope and heroism in a dark universe.
Additionally, this scene was original cut from the theatrical release of the movie as executives didn't understand it. (What's there to understand?!) Now it not only stands as a perfect scene in a great-but-long superhero movie, but also a sign for studios to stop interfering if they want their movies to win awards.