“And the Bat-Oscar goes go…”
To celebrate the official Batman Day, we’re thrilled to be able to present to you the inaugural Big Comic Page Bat-Oscars! You guys have been voting by the Batmobile-load (over 600 votes had been cast when the polls closed!), and have made your voices heard in a variety of different Bat-related categories, from Best Score and Best Director to the big one – Best Batman!
So, feast your eyes on the final results below, and let us know whether your picks scooped any of the coveted Bat-gongs;
BEST VILLAIN IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
WINNER: Cillian Murphy
With 31% of the vote, Murphy’s Scarecrow earns the award for Best Supporting Villain for his performance in all three of Christopher Nolan’s Bat-flicks.
WINNER: Animated Series Batmobile
Scooping 37% of the vote is the sleek, slick, torpedo design of the Animated Series Batmobile.
WINNER: Danny Elfman (Batman / Batman Returns)
With an impressive 60% of the vote, Danny Elfman’s iconic, stirring theme is a worthy winner for best Bat-music.
BEST CENTRAL VILLAIN
WINNER: Heath Ledger (The Joker)
Earning 50% of the votes, you guys decided that Heath Ledger’s Oscar-winning performance as the Clown Prince of Crime in 2008’s The Dark Knight was the best Bat Villain.
WINNER: Christopher Nolan
The runaway winner in this category, Christopher Nolan’s stint at the helm of Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises garnered him 53% of the vote and the Best Director gong.
WINNER: Michelle Pfeiffer
With a commanding 45% of the vote, Pfieffer cements her role a the best actress in a Batman movie with her role as Selina Kyle in 1992’s Batman Returns.
WINNER: Frank Miller
Narrowly edging out Scott Snyder who nabbed 20% of the vote, you guys went with The Dark Knight Returns and Batman: Year One writer Frank Miller (who secured 24% of the vote), as your favourite all-time Batman Writer.
WINNER(s): Jim Lee / Neal Adams
For the first time in Bat-Oscar history (although admittedly, this is only the first year), we have a tie for an award, which means that both Neal Adams and Jim Lee will have to share the coveted Best Artist award, each man earning 24% of the total vote.
WINNER: Mark Hamill
The runaway winner with 57% of the overall vote, Mark Hamill is officially your Joker – assuming he wasn’t already.
WINNER: The Dark Knight (2008)
Grabbing 45% of the vote, your overwhelming choice for the Best Picture Award was 2008’s The Dark Knight, featuring the work of Best Central Villain Heath Ledger and Best Director Christopher Nolan.
WINNER: Kevin Conroy
And finally, with a commanding 54% of the vote, you guys have confirmed what we already sorta knew. The voice you hear in your head when you’re reading a Batman comic belongs to the one true Batman, the legend himself, Mister Kevin Conroy!
So there you have it. Thanks to everyone who took part, congratulations to the winners, and don’t forget to let us know whether you agree or disagree with the majority decisions in the comments below.