From Timothee Chalamet fans losing it to Spike Lee finally getting that Best Director nod, the 2019 Oscars are something to talk about.
As to be expected Twitter is raising a ruckus over the Oscar nominations which were announced Tuesday.
Many fans were outraged, various film critics scoffed, and a cherished few delighted in seeing some of their favorite actors and films get their due.
The Twitterverse erupted early Tuesday morning as Tracee Ellis Ross and Kumail Nanjiani announced the nominees for the 91st Academy Awards, which saw both progress and setbacks (not a single female director was nominated).
The most entertaining events on Twitter always involve raw emotion and there was no sector more traumatized than Timothee Chalamet stans.
The outpouring of heartbreak came as Sam Rockwell nabbed a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his portrayal of George W. Bush in "Vice." Many Chalamet fans saw the omission of their favorite actor as not only an outright snub -- as they felt he deserved recognition from the Academy for his performance in "Beautiful Boy" -- but also blamed Rockwell for apparently taking his place among the nominees.
Other surprises? Bradley Cooper wasn't recognized in the Best Director category for "A Star Is Born." Toni Collette's incredible performance in "Hereditary" was snubbed. Popular film "Crazy Rich Asians" was completely left out of all categories. People also weren't happy that the Ethan Hawke film, "First Reformed" was only nominated for Original Screenplay.
Critically-acclaimed film, "If Beale Street Could Talk" wasn't chosen for the Best Picture category. Many fans were angry that Queen biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" was included, but the Barry Jenkins drama wasn't. Similarly, the Netflix film "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" received two nominations but isn't up for Best Picture.
On the positive side, Alfonso Cuarón's black-and-white Netflix drama "Roma" received a lot of love. The movie is up for a whopping 10 nominations, including a Best Actress nominee for Yalitza Aparicio ("Roma is her first film credit too) and Best Supporting Actress nominee for Marina de Tavira. Another exciting nomination? Spike Lee received his first (and very well-deserved) nod in the directing category for "BlacKkKlansman."
In a disheartening turn, not a single female filmmaker was nominated in the Best Director category. Additionally, no female-directed films landed a nod in the Best Picture category.
Also tied with 10 nominations is the dark comedy "The Favourite." "A Star Is Born" and "Vice" follow behind with eight and "Black Panther" with seven.
See how Twitter reacted to the Oscar nominations.
Timothee Chalamet Snub, Sam Rockwell Surprise
Who in their right mind thinks Sam Rockwell in Vice is better than literally anyone else? I cannot for the life of me fathom voting for such a nothing performance. Confounded— Daniel 🔨 it's a beautiful day (@danieldepe) January 22, 2019
Sam Rockwell got in for 5 minutes of screen time but Timmy didn’t get in the what pic.twitter.com/kN0QOZe278— julia (@olyviacooke) January 22, 2019
Sam Rockwell is over pic.twitter.com/x6gshTQaha— maria (@ryanqoslinq) January 22, 2019
Best Nomination: Marina de Tavira— Matt Neglia (@NextBestPicture) January 22, 2019
Worst Nomination: Sam Rockwell
the academy thinks sam rockwell eating a chicken is better than this i cant make this up pic.twitter.com/NKXMwqnjQa— lou (@christiansbale) January 22, 2019
the academy when they nominated sam rockwell instead of timothée pic.twitter.com/k8iUc9jRRy— diondra (@filmyth) January 22, 2019
sam rockwell really took timothée’s oscar nom... pic.twitter.com/JkEaj3slPW— bridget (@chalameat) January 22, 2019
Much Love For "Roma"
yalitza aparicio wasn’t an actress, did a movie for the first time ever and was absolutely outstanding and got her oscar nomination for a leading actress for roma pic.twitter.com/vGw8KL9h6X— broughton (@arrivhal) January 22, 2019
roma nation lets get these academy awards pic.twitter.com/FXRaycuN14— yalitza apariciosus (@glossdaya) January 22, 2019
ROMA GOT TEN NOMINATIONS IM SO HAPPY pic.twitter.com/onfTxs3hAq— paul thomas anderstan (@murielcampos_) January 22, 2019
Just remember, Roma is about to make Netflix and Oscar history. So is, probably, Black Panther.— Sasha Stone (@AwardsDaily) January 22, 2019
ROMA WARRIORS RISE UP pic.twitter.com/17N9DAlWuZ— paul thomas anderstan (@murielcampos_) January 22, 2019
Bradley Cooper Didn't Get a Best Director Nom
bradley cooper should’ve just sat there and grown out his beard and put that tom ford bronzer on all the high points of his face but no 😤 he wanted to fly too close to the sun 😤— hunter harris (@hunteryharris) January 22, 2019
Bradley Cooper realizing that he was left out of the Best Director category pic.twitter.com/WyxYsK853X— jon (@prasejeebus) January 22, 2019
What's makes this even weirder is that Bradley Cooper was only really campaigning for best director, not best actor. #OscarNoms— Ramin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) January 22, 2019
How I started off feeling when Spike Lee was announced for Best Director vs. how I ended up feeling when I realized Bradley Cooper wasn't going to be. pic.twitter.com/LMJuQvYekq— Michael. (@yosoymichael) January 22, 2019
Bradley Cooper's assistant letting him know that he was snubbed for a Best Director Oscar nomination. pic.twitter.com/v8xNKsj9mj— keaton kilde (@keatonkildebell) January 22, 2019
Spike Lee Got His First Best Director Nod From The Academy
Congrats to Spike Lee who also should have gotten Best Director noms for Do the Right Thing and Malcolm X and 25th Hour. The Oscars are annoying.— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) January 22, 2019
Congrats to Spike Lee on his first ever directing nomination, which is absolutely insane. #Oscars— David Hill (@davehill77) January 22, 2019
Wow, after all the movies... hard to believe this is Spike Lee's FIRST Oscar nomination for Best Director https://t.co/NTpiUVh3gf— Domenico Montanaro (@DomenicoNPR) January 22, 2019
First time a Spike Lee film has ever been nominated for Best Picture or Best Director. Crazy. https://t.co/VUOJBc8WJv— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) January 22, 2019
It's about damn time. Spike Lee is a national treasure. https://t.co/PfQ3i8mRJF— Kirsten Powers (@KirstenPowers) January 22, 2019
Ethan Hawke Fans Aren't Happy
The #Oscars snubs are absurd 🤦🏻♀️ Also quite confused by many of the nominees. Bradley Cooper’s Directing snub is outrageous. Timothée Chalamet was robbed. Ethan Hawke, Toni Collette, Emily Blunt, Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Lucas Hedges & Joel Edgerton all deserved nominations.— Jane Blatz (@Jane_Blatz) January 22, 2019
Ethan Hawke snub is the biggest. Biopics (Rami Malek as Mercury) are overrated and boring. Star is Born is a remake, of a remake, of a remake... These #OscarNoms make me tired.— We Are Stars 🏳️🌈 (@wearestarsnyc) January 22, 2019
Biggest snub: Ethan Hawke for Best Actor in First Reformed. #OscarNoms— Michael Grant (@MichaelGrant_CJ) January 22, 2019
Biggest snub for me is Ethan Hawke not getting nominated for FIRST REFORMED.— Kevin Kay (@KevMKay) January 22, 2019
Bradley Cooper not getting a nod for Best Director for ASIB is arguably equally as shocking.
#OscarNoms are kind of a mess, but here's one good & bad take, both for First Reformed; Ethan Hawke missing Best Actor is a travesty & will go down as one of the worst snubs of the entire decade. But on the flipside, Paul Schrader finally gets a long overdue nod for screenwriting— Christian Harding (@charding333) January 22, 2019
"Crazy Rich Asians" SNUBBED
hold up....... CRAZY RICH ASIANS DIDN’T GET NOMINATED FOR ANYTHING? We ride at dawn— ria (@velvetgIow) January 22, 2019
Crazy Rich Asians? Bohemian Rhapsody has no place on this list— navytaxi (@westladybug) January 22, 2019
No "Beale Street" For Best Picture
if beale street could talk didn’t get a best picture nomination but bohemian rhapsody did pic.twitter.com/R6ZlfTYRQI— h (@youresoartdeco) January 22, 2019
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY is up for Best Picture and IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK is not. pic.twitter.com/z8LyNVqOKk— Jacqueline. Is it Feb 25th yet? (@THATJacqueline) January 22, 2019
So Beale Street didn't get a best picture nom and neither Barry nor Ryan have a best director nom pic.twitter.com/pX5kH7ed0X— destiny's play cousin (@bluinmoonlight) January 22, 2019
me at the academy for snubbing timothée chalamet and claire foy for best supporting, justin hurwitz for score, if beale street could talk for best picture and barry jenkins for best director this year pic.twitter.com/EpX8AGeC3L— becca (@timischalamet) January 22, 2019
BEALE STREET DIDNT GET A BEST PICTURE NOM BUT BOHRAP DID?? im sick pic.twitter.com/AQEDtCOl2m— kaiya (@fiImlesbian) January 22, 2019
Green Book getting nominated for Best Picture over If Beale Street Could Talk is absolutely criminal— Siddhant Adlakha (@SidizenKane) January 22, 2019
Sorry, Toni Collette
TONI COLLETTE AND ETHAN HAWKE WERENT NOMINATED pic.twitter.com/mZbOH6yZqy— carrie✨ (@ImFeelingGrim) January 22, 2019
Toni Collette didn’t get terrorized by a satan worshipping cult and cut off her own head in Hereditary just to be snubbed by every major awards group this season!!!— jon (@prasejeebus) January 22, 2019
TONI COLLETTE DIDN'T GET NOMINATED BECAUSE ACADEMY MEMBERS ARE AFRAID OF HORROR MOVIES AND THEREFORE DON'T WATCH THEM TO REALIZE THE BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR WAS HIDDEN INSIDE SOMETHING THEY VIEW AS "LOW-BROW." THANK YOU FOR COMING TO MY TED TALK. pic.twitter.com/OarNYCGoHA— BJ Colangelo (@bjcolangelo) January 22, 2019
Toni Collette in Hereditary watching everyone else win acting awards pic.twitter.com/fTJccQNDN5— jon (@prasejeebus) January 14, 2019
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