Once a year, the world–and especially the United States and Canada–join together to partake in the Oscar nominations: an event like few others that inspires a chorus of cheers, jeers, and sneers, from all manner of film fans.
The Academy Award nominations are, in fact, one of those rare annual events that can be depended upon to rouse up film lovers to make it known just how they feel about the films that were nominated, or should have been nominated. Plus, nominees, friends of nominees, would-have-been or should-have-been nominees, and friends of those might-have-been nominees spend a lot of time talking about the Oscars too.
For those of us who really follow and love film, the Oscars are always an opportunity to sing the praises of our favorites, whether they were recognized or not. The word snub, often seems to come up as often as the word nominee, right about now.
With that in mind, here are a few of the biggest or most interesting reactions from today’s Oscar nominations, courtesy of Twitter and Tumblr. In the days leading up to the Oscars, I’m sure we can expect to see many, many more reactions.
The Academy Awards president accidentally called a nominee Dick Poop. His real name, of course, is Richard Poop.
— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) January 15, 2015
The Lego Movie director Philip Lord responded to the snub…
It's okay. Made my own! pic.twitter.com/kgyu1GRHGR
— philip lord (@philiplord) January 15, 2015
The best way to express your frustration with #Selma's Oscar snubs is by paying to see it in a theater this weekend. #AvaIsMyBestDirector
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) January 15, 2015
Enormous congrats to our @Guardians Visual Effects & Makeup crews on their Oscar nominations!
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 15, 2015
Watching the Oscar nominated Canadian short Me and My Moulton. Charming! #cbcarts pic.twitter.com/dxaw0IfNOL
— Eli Glasner (@glasneronfilm) January 15, 2015
Super excited to no longer have to refer to my costar as the "presumptive" Oscar nominee ???? Congratulations @PattyArquette!! #BoyhoodMovie
— James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) January 15, 2015
#OscarsSoWhite you have to go back to 1995 to find nominees so lacking in diversity http://t.co/YFoQzfznux pic.twitter.com/toke4jUZ1c
— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) January 15, 2015
Congrats to @MarkRuffalo, @SteveCarell, Bennett Miller & the entire talented crew on #Oscar Noms. Honor to be on Team Foxcatcher. #grateful
— Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) January 15, 2015
This is Meryl Streep's 19th Oscar nomination. 19! Her Oscar nominations could legally drink in Canada.
— Michael Yerxa (@mikeyerxa) January 15, 2015
Anyway, congrats white dudes. You win again. Oscar party at the Wonder Bread factory this year.
— Andrew Parker (@AndrewJParker) January 15, 2015
Apparently to @TheAcademy, in 2015, only the stories (some made up) of white people are relevant. #OscarsSoWhite pic.twitter.com/ZQFfV1hQSt
— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) January 15, 2015
I am very excited for Dick Poop's Oscar Nomination! I hope he wins!!
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) January 15, 2015
5 Oscar nominations for Whiplash?!! Booya!
— Miles Teller (@Miles_Teller) January 15, 2015
Inside #Oscars doc noms: each one premiered at a different festival – NYFF, TIFF, Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca
— Thom Powers (@thompowers) January 15, 2015
Congratulations to @thenfb who picked up their 73rd Academy Award nomination today for Torill Kove’s animated short 'Me and My Moulton'.
— The GATE (@TheGATE) January 15, 2015
For those keeping score, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL and BIRDMAN lead #Oscars2015 noms with nine each.
— Linda Barnard (@barnardfilm) January 15, 2015
#TIFF14 films LEVIATHAN, TIMBUKTU, WILD TALES – and #TIFF13 film IDA – take Best Foreign Language #OscarNoms pic.twitter.com/CE0wDRZqHj
— TIFF (@TIFF_NET) January 15, 2015
Our reaction to the #OscarNoms!! Congrats to Torill Kove and Me and My Moulton! #oscars2015 https://t.co/wfbbRIMYOM
— National Film Board (@thenfb) January 15, 2015
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