While half of Twitter was celebrating diversity, the other half was in shock over some pretty big snubs.
There were nominations that brought people immense joy and of course snubs that induced outrage.
"Denzel Washington got nominated for a movie literally no one has even seen, that sits at a 49 percent on Rotten Tomatoes," one movie fan tweeted. "It was a critical and commercial flop. But James Franco (who is innocent till proven guilty) made an instant classic, with a 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes."
While the Twitterverse was especially angry that Armie Hammer and James Franco didn't get recognized in the best actor category for their respective roles, people were also particularly disappointed to hear that "Boss Baby" is now an Oscar-nominated film.
"What have you people done," one person tweeted upon hearing the nomination in the Best Animated Feature Film category.
Here's what Twitter was busy freaking out over after the nominations were announced.
Mary J. Blige Is a Double Oscar Nominee
Blige received a nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and Best Original Song. The performer was not only congratulated on Twitter for becoming a double Oscar nominee, but for also becoming the first woman to receive the honor for a role directed by an African-American woman.
Mary J Blige got a best supporting actress nomination and a best song nomination. I don’t think anyone has ever done that— Menzi (@anarchadium) January 23, 2018
Mary J. Blige nominated for Best Song and Best Supporting Actress. Bet that doesn't happen too often.— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) January 23, 2018
Say it with me now: Two-time Oscar nominee Mary J. Blige. #OscarNoms— Dave Quinn (@NineDaves) January 23, 2018
Proud for @maryjblige getting 2 Oscar nominations— Isaac Rodriguez (@isaacfromCT) January 23, 2018
Mary J. Blige receiving two Oscar nominations made my day....— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) January 23, 2018
Mary J. Blige is the first person to be nominated for Best Original Song and Best Supporting Actress in the same year. Barbra Streisand just threw a beige pillow at a French door.— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) January 23, 2018
If Mary J Blige wins an Oscar, I'm wylin' in the streets. I love her so much.— quinta b. (@quintabrunson) January 23, 2018
Rachel Morrison Is the First Woman to be Nominated for Best Cinematography
Morrison is the first woman in Oscar history to be nominated in the Best Cinematography category for her work in "Mudbound." Competition includes "Blade Runner 2049," "Darkest Hour," "Dunkirk" and "The Shape of Water."
Honestly, most thrilled the Academy chose to recognize Rachel Morrison--and for the first time nominating a female cinematographer. She's amazing, she deserves it, may she be the first of MANY.— zoe kazan (@zoeinthecities) January 23, 2018
RACHEL MORRISON, FIRST WOMAN TO BE NOMINATED IN THE BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY CATEGORY!!! FOR MUDBOUND!!!— syd (@sadneys) January 23, 2018
Christopher Plummer Is the Oldest Nominee in History
Plummer nabbed a nomination for Best Supporting Actor after taking over Kevin Spacey's "All the Money in the World" role after sexual abuse allegations emerged against the actor. 88-year-old Plummer is now the oldest actor to receive the honor.
Christopher Plummer getting an Oscar nom for last-minute reshoots is the cherry on top of Kevin Spacey's deserved public humiliation.#Oscars2018— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) January 23, 2018
If Christopher Plummer wins I want him to walk up onstage and do this pic.twitter.com/ulUhAo7IYk— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) January 23, 2018
The Christopher Plummer story is incredible: He replaced Kevin Spacey, shot his scenes in just 10 days and got nominated for a Golden Globe, BAFTA and now an Academy Award. Great stuff. #OscarNoms— Denizcan James (@MrFilmkritik) January 23, 2018
Christopher Plummer's nomination is a make-up call for snubbing his fine work in National Treasure— BUM CHILLUPS (@edsbs) January 23, 2018
At 88, Christopher Plummer is now the all-time oldest acting Oscar nominee, breaking Gloria Stuart's record. #OscarNoms— Andrew Carden (@AwardsConnect) January 23, 2018
Christopher Plummer.— Jeffrey Rex (@ImJeffreyRex) January 23, 2018
What a story. Walks into a role already played by another actor. Gets nine or ten days on set to reshoot the scenes. Gets an Oscar-nomination. He is fantastic in ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD, so I'd say he deserves it. But it's an incredible story. #OscarNoms
Be careful men in Hollywood, that badass Christopher Plummer at 88 years young will take your job and take it to the next level with an Oscar nomination. ❤#OscarNoms #Oscars2018 #TuesdayThoughts pic.twitter.com/0OXgR3uk4j— nicki 🤓 (@nickiknowsnada) January 23, 2018
'Boss Baby' Is an Oscar Nominated Film
"Boss Baby" scored just a 52 percent approval rating from critics counted on Rotten Tomatoes, and yet it locked in Oscar nomination, while "LEGO Batman" -- which was hailed by critics, garnering a 91 percent approval rating on RT -- was snubbed yet again after getting the shaft from the Golden Globes.
The Boss Baby. Cancel the Oscars.— Robbie Collin (@robbiereviews) January 23, 2018
Oh it hurts to hear "The Boss Baby" at #OscarNoms— Alicia Malone (@aliciamalone) January 23, 2018
OH, COOL, WE’RE JUST GOING TO NOMINATE FERDINAND AND THE BOSS BABY OVER THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE AND GO ON ACTING LIKE WE’RE A VAGUELY RESPECTABLE SOCIETY???— Griffin Newman (@GriffLightning) January 23, 2018
THE BOSS BABY is now an Oscar-nominated film. What have you people done— Scott Wampler™ (@ScottWamplerBMD) January 23, 2018
Boss Baby nominated for more Oscars than Wonder Woman— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) January 23, 2018
BOSS BABY GETTING AN ANIMATED FEATURE NOMINATION BUT NO LEGO BATMAN IS SOME BULLSHIT— Jason Bailey (@jasondashbailey) January 23, 2018
#Oscars2018 The subject matter of both "A Silent Voice" and "In this Corner of the World" are timely and mature. How could you pic Boss Baby? I think this shows real immaturity in the academy in picking animated features. @honeyfeedfm— Zeke Changuris (@zekechanguris) January 23, 2018
Armie Hammer and James Franco Were Snubbed
Armie Hammer and James Franco were both ignored in the Best Actor in a Leading Role category, and while a number of people may excuse the Academy for excluding Franco over backlash for sexual misconduct allegations, some are suspicious that Hammer missed the mark because his role had to do with a gay relationship. Others are just upset at their exclusion because they simply turned in fantastic performances. Franco perfectly portrayed real-life "Disaster Artist" Tommy Wiseau, while Hammer stunned audiences in "Call Me By Your Name."
What a joke, Armie Hammer and Michael Stuhbarg snubbed for call me by your name as well https://t.co/5B7VnyWesY— Theo Fisher (@TheoFisher11) January 23, 2018
Poor Armie Hammer. He really deserved a nomination. Now he has to settle for just being one of handsomest and richest men in the world :(— Chris Schleicher (@cschleichsrun) January 23, 2018
What did Armie Hammer and Holly Hunter ever do to you? #OscarNoms— Kevin Polowy (@djkevlar) January 23, 2018
honestly armie hammer is being paid DUST this award season. timmy was fantastic but armie was also fantastic as oliver and is deserving of nominations too IM TIREDDDD— leanna (@mickeysnoel) January 23, 2018
Snubbing James Franco but still voting Gary Oldman hmm pic.twitter.com/VD3bgGwubb— Ira Madison III (@ira) January 23, 2018
I wonder if James Franco got enough votes to be nominated (the allegations came out slightly after the nominations were due), but they pulled it.— Natasha Simons (@ndotsimons) January 23, 2018
Denzel got nominated for a movie literally no one has even seen, that sits at a 49% on Rotten Tomatoes. It was a critical, and commercial flop. But James Franco (who is innocent til proven guilty) made an instant classic, with a 91% on RT. #OscarNoms #OscarSnubs— Alex Tudor (@RealAlexTudor) January 23, 2018
looks like james franco's allegations affected his chances. i honestly feel bad for him bc he was really good in the disaster artist. robbed.— nik (@bruvbrunz) January 23, 2018
Something makes me think that the office in charge of sexual assault allegations is run by women. Like james franco is a good actor so stop trying to ruin his career— Flynn (@Novaspy2009) January 23, 2018