From Wonder Woman to James Franco: Twitter is fuming over these Oscar snubs
Twitter is fuming over the complete shutting out of Wonder Woman from the Oscar nominations. Here are some other snubs people are getting touchy about.hollywood Updated: Jan 24, 2018 11:11 IST
The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards were announced by Andy Serkis (and butchered by Tiffany Haddish) on Tuesday. While the pool was diverse and inclusive - African American and female nominees made history - there were some glaring snubs as well.
Twitter users lit up with angry and disappointed remarks about their favourite movies being left out. A particularly sore subject for many people was the complete shunning of Wonder Woman, a critically adored blockbuster that many considered an outside bet for Best Director (Patty Jenkins) or Best Picture. But it didn’t even receive a technical nod.
Similarly, the omission of Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name) and The Lego Batman Movie were mentioned - in the case of Batman, producer Chris Miller even posted a sad GIF in reaction. Phil Lord, who co-directed the Lego Movie with Miller, had previously posted a similar response - an Oscar statue made entirely of Legos - when that film was snubbed in 2015.
It's okay. Made my own! pic.twitter.com/kgyu1GRHGR— philip lord (@philiplord) January 15, 2015
Blade Runner 2049 and The Florida Project not getting Best Picture nods and Steven Spielberg losing out for The Post were also big talking points among film fans. However, James Franco not getting a Best Actor nomination - he won a Golden Globe for his performance in The Disaster Artist - was largely seen as a response to the recent accusations of sexual harassment made against him.
Here are some of the best reactions on Twitter:
The lack of Oscar noms for WONDER WOMAN has to be disappointing for the Oscar show producers. That's a movie that attracts a TV audience who might not otherwise watch.— Rebecca Keegan (@ThatRebecca) January 23, 2018
I said Wonder Woman got completely snubbed and the response is "what could it possibly have been nominated for". Can we at least agree the costumes and production design were great? It’s a WWI movie and they nominate historical films all the time. It wouldn’t have been weird.— William Bibbiani (@WilliamBibbiani) January 23, 2018
The absence of Wonder Woman is a pretty glaring snub considering its critical reception and cultural impact........... I wasn’t even expecting Best Picture. But technical awards? Gal Gadot? Patty Jenkins?— Elizαbeth Jay (@heyelizajay) January 23, 2018
HOW THE FUCK DID FUCKING BOSS BABY GET AN OSCAR NOM BUT NOT WONDER WOMAN?!?! WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?!?!— Charlie xvx (@TellMeISurvive) January 23, 2018
I'm not in the habit of getting riled up over Oscar snubs...but how Holly Hunter was not nominated as best Supporting Actress for "The Big Sick" is beyond me.— Jeff Greenfield (@greenfield64) January 23, 2018
Oscar snubs that stand out on my first look (I’m not even gonna count the best picture list - these are ones I thought might have had a chance):— Liam (@liamhiggins97) January 23, 2018
- Jane (Best Doc)
- Good Time (original score)
- Robert Pattinson (best Actor)
- Lost City of Z (cinematography)
Oscar snubs: I, Tonya for Best Picture and Robert Pattinson for Best Actor #OscarNoms— Michael Steen (@michaelsteen_) January 23, 2018
really pretty great Oscar nominations. only snubs that hurt bad are the Call Me By Your Name boys missing in Supporting Actor, and Holly Hunter in Big Sick— David Sims (@davidlsims) January 23, 2018
people are talking about oscar surprises and snubs but the academy lost all respect in my eyes when space jam wasn't even nominated for best picture in 1997— PubicZirconium 🌈💎🍆💎🌈 (@PubicZirconium) January 24, 2018
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