Albert Brooks Responds To Not Being An Oscar Nominee This Year

After not getting an Oscar nomination, actor Albert Brooks sent a message to the Motion Picture Academy on twitter.

After not getting an Oscar nomination, actor Albert Brooks sent a message to the Motion Picture Academy on twitter.

Brooks was expected to receive a nomination for playing mobster Bernie Rose in the film Drive – a persona unlike anyone he has played on film before. Unfortunately, the performance was not recognized by the academy, which failed to acknowledge his role with an acting nomination. And so, Brooks, relying on his tradition of comical cynicism, turned to twitter with a message to the Academy, tweeting: “And to the Academy: You don’t like me. You really don’t like me.”

The tweet is a clear reference to one of the most iconic, mocked Oscar acceptance speeches in Academy history, when Sally Field won for her role in the 1984 drama Places in the Heart. Field took to the stage, eventually uttering the words that would go down in Oscar history: “I can’t deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!” Years later, people have adapted the line to be “You like me, you really like me!”

Below, some background on Brooks’ character, and below that, Sally Field’s iconic acceptance speech!

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