This year’s Oscar nominations seemed to cause a general whimper in the world of film.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Yes, there were the obvious nominations (Meryl Streep, THE ARTIST, etc), but in line with those came the politics, along with some nominations deemed unnecessary, and many snubs that were deemed ridiculous.
One person to definitely not shy away from the matter is comedian Patton Oswalt.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Oswalt was snubbed by the Academy for his supporting role in YOUNG ADULT (he did an amazing job, if I say so, myself), and responded with one of the greatest Twitter rants in recent memory, all starting with a direct response to Albert Brooks’ tweet about missing a nomination for DRIVE (also ridiculous).
The trail goes as follows:
“Join me for a drink at The Drawing Room, @AlbertBrooks? Me and Serkis have been here since 6am
See you later tonight. Might be out of booze — Serkis has Pogues on the jukebox & Fassbender just showed up in a pirate hat.
Oh shit — we’re DEFINITELY going to run out of booze. Charlize & Tilda just pulled up in a stolen police car.
Dude, GET DOWN HERE. Gosling is doing keg stands and Olsen & Dunst LITERALLY just emerged from a shower of rose petals.
Nolte & Plummer just drove past, mooning us. Serkis & Tilda are signing “Is There Life on Mars?”
Oops — Von Trier just pulled up in a pass van dressed as Goering. “Let’s go to Legoland!” With a boozy hurrah, we’re out!
Oh. My. God. Just pulled up to Legoland. DiCaprio’s rented the park for the day. Dibs on the Duplo Gardens! #andscene”
I think, somehow, Oswalt was able to throw in every celebrity that deserved something that didn’t get it. And yeah, every one was pretty damn true.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I especially love how Nick Nolte and Christopher Plummer can be Oscar nominees and still moon everyone.
Is there anyone out there who you think should have gotten a nod but didn’t?