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Patton Oswalt responds to the Oscar snubs in the best way

01.25.2012

No one was surprised by the nominations for this years Oscars. I'd also say that people weren't surprised by the snubs either. When I logged on Facebook yesterday, the majority of the posts were basically, "F*ck you Oscars for staying inside the box, you f*cking f*cks".

After being snubbed by the Academy for his performance in YOUNG ADULT, Patton Oswalt responded in the best and most humorous way possible. He wasn't just ranting for himself, he was ranting for everyone who got left out. Oswalt took to Twitter and addressed the situation with this series of awesome tweets to Albert Brooks.

It began with, "Join me for a drink at The Drawing Room, @AlbertBrooks? Me and Serkis have been here since 6am," and continued on:

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

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Extra Tidbit: Which snub was most deserving of an Oscar nom this year?
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10:20AM on 01/29/2012
I fucking hate Twitter but that was hilarious. To the point that it made me forget the snubs for a while.
I fucking hate Twitter but that was hilarious. To the point that it made me forget the snubs for a while.
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4:58AM on 01/27/2012

Dude, we've got to remember there's only so many nominations in a given category

I mean yeah, I feel there were a few (a very few) legitimate snubs, but I mean you only have five slots in each of the acting categories and if each of the people mentioned here got nominated you'd have like 15 nominees, obviously they're not going to all make the cut. It saddens me a little that the nominations were so extremely predictable this year, but with few exceptions most of the major ones were for pretty deserving actors and directors.
The only major category that really dismayed me
I mean yeah, I feel there were a few (a very few) legitimate snubs, but I mean you only have five slots in each of the acting categories and if each of the people mentioned here got nominated you'd have like 15 nominees, obviously they're not going to all make the cut. It saddens me a little that the nominations were so extremely predictable this year, but with few exceptions most of the major ones were for pretty deserving actors and directors.
The only major category that really dismayed me was Best Picture and that's only because I feel that two of it's nominations clearly aren't on the same level as the others. Aside from that I was only disappointed by a few of the more specialized categories where there were actual snubs because you didn't have the over-abundance of qualified candidates like you did in the acting and directing categories.
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7:15PM on 01/26/2012
Why is Patton Oswalt throwing himself in with actors who people were actually expecting/hoping to see nominated this year? Like ... I know it's a joke, but it seems to be laughing at the stupidity of not him being nominated, when you might expect the joke to be the absurdity of him being nominated (historically, self deprication is funnier than ego). I'm starting not to get him, and I've liked Oswalt for a while.
Why is Patton Oswalt throwing himself in with actors who people were actually expecting/hoping to see nominated this year? Like ... I know it's a joke, but it seems to be laughing at the stupidity of not him being nominated, when you might expect the joke to be the absurdity of him being nominated (historically, self deprication is funnier than ego). I'm starting not to get him, and I've liked Oswalt for a while.
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7:11PM on 01/26/2012
Dominic Cooper was the biggest snub in my opinion from the Devil's Double.
Dominic Cooper was the biggest snub in my opinion from the Devil's Double.
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5:23PM on 01/26/2012
This is why I don't watch the Oscars. There were so many great films/performances snubbed this year and I've hardly watched many movies to know this. Truly saddening.
This is why I don't watch the Oscars. There were so many great films/performances snubbed this year and I've hardly watched many movies to know this. Truly saddening.
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12:12PM on 01/26/2012
I look at the noms each year. Shake my head and then wait to read the results. Then I shake my head again. That is pretty much of involved with the Oscars I get.
I look at the noms each year. Shake my head and then wait to read the results. Then I shake my head again. That is pretty much of involved with the Oscars I get.
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6:40AM on 01/26/2012

All over the target

Patton can't shoot for shit, even with a rifle. Did he have his eyes closed?
Patton can't shoot for shit, even with a rifle. Did he have his eyes closed?
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6:07AM on 01/26/2012
I never watch the Oscars. Seems pretty rigged to me.
I never watch the Oscars. Seems pretty rigged to me.
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5:35AM on 01/26/2012
How is 'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close' allegedly one of the top 9 films of the year and nothing is good enough for the 10th slot? I am not really a Potter fan, but I really did enjoy Deathly Hallows 2, which (as you all know) was one of the most well received films of the year. I thought the Academy would recognize Part 1 and 2 as a whole with a nomination; and Drive.

How is 'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close' allegedly one of the top 9 films of the year and nothing is good enough for the 10th slot? I am not really a Potter fan, but I really did enjoy Deathly Hallows 2, which (as you all know) was one of the most well received films of the year. I thought the Academy would recognize Part 1 and 2 as a whole with a nomination; and Drive.

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3:25AM on 01/26/2012

Eef Them

This is the first time I will not watch the Oscars in my life, all 32 years of it, and I mean it. My father and I have fifty dollar bet every year on our Oscar picks but when TDK did not get nominated he abstained from that year. This year neither of us will be watching and I hope they notice. Art is one thing but they have completly left out two films that may have not won but should have been nominated. I hope they notice this when their ratings suck and start to include the films that people
This is the first time I will not watch the Oscars in my life, all 32 years of it, and I mean it. My father and I have fifty dollar bet every year on our Oscar picks but when TDK did not get nominated he abstained from that year. This year neither of us will be watching and I hope they notice. Art is one thing but they have completly left out two films that may have not won but should have been nominated. I hope they notice this when their ratings suck and start to include the films that people pay to see at least get the fucking nomination they deserve to get.
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4:59AM on 01/26/2012
Which 2 movies are you referencing??
Which 2 movies are you referencing??
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2:57AM on 01/26/2012

Red4...

Ya kinda have a point, however, can't it be both? The true snub is Fassbender. Full frontal jokes aside, the guy gave the best above and beyond the call of duty performance and did it amazingly, he showed more professionalism, skill, talent, you name it, on screen.
Ya kinda have a point, however, can't it be both? The true snub is Fassbender. Full frontal jokes aside, the guy gave the best above and beyond the call of duty performance and did it amazingly, he showed more professionalism, skill, talent, you name it, on screen.
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1:07AM on 01/26/2012
Are they in it for the recognition, or for the art? I can't sympathize with any snubbed actors who just care about recognition. The Oscars are not a measure of an actor's worth. They're merely an expression of a panel's opinion.
Are they in it for the recognition, or for the art? I can't sympathize with any snubbed actors who just care about recognition. The Oscars are not a measure of an actor's worth. They're merely an expression of a panel's opinion.
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1:55AM on 01/26/2012
It just depends on how you grew up... in terms of: Id venture a hefty wager that most people that grow up with dreams of making it in the movie industry have the dream of one day winning an Oscar. Im sure the thought is also there to have a long and lucrative career making quality entertainment that people enjoy, but that is harder to pretend than an Oscar Acceptance Speech, while you are in the shower!
It just depends on how you grew up... in terms of: Id venture a hefty wager that most people that grow up with dreams of making it in the movie industry have the dream of one day winning an Oscar. Im sure the thought is also there to have a long and lucrative career making quality entertainment that people enjoy, but that is harder to pretend than an Oscar Acceptance Speech, while you are in the shower!
1:02AM on 01/26/2012

DRIVE, SHAME, TAKE SHELTER, GWTDT

Drive not being nominated for best direction and cinematography is ridiculous. Brooks not getting nominated for best supporting actor.

Fassbender and Shannon not getting nominated for best actor is a complete joke. I think they literally poured their souls into their characters.

Fincher not getting nominated for best director AND Trent Reznor getting no recognition for his score is ludicrous.

I'm sure everyone else can add more onto why the oscar nominations are a big bloody joke.
Drive not being nominated for best direction and cinematography is ridiculous. Brooks not getting nominated for best supporting actor.

Fassbender and Shannon not getting nominated for best actor is a complete joke. I think they literally poured their souls into their characters.

Fincher not getting nominated for best director AND Trent Reznor getting no recognition for his score is ludicrous.

I'm sure everyone else can add more onto why the oscar nominations are a big bloody joke.
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12:37AM on 01/26/2012

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Ryan Gosling not getting nominated for Best Actor for Drive.

Or Tom Hardy for not getting nominated for Best Actor for Warrior.
Ryan Gosling not getting nominated for Best Actor for Drive.

Or Tom Hardy for not getting nominated for Best Actor for Warrior.
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6:15AM on 01/26/2012
I would rather nominate Hardy´s muscles, the rest of the guy was on auto-mode in warrior!
I would rather nominate Hardy´s muscles, the rest of the guy was on auto-mode in warrior!
12:00AM on 01/26/2012
In July of 2010, AMPAS ruled that motion-capture (which was used to make Tintin) was not eligible for the animation category.

This was for two reasons: one, AMPAS didn't want films like Avatar trying to get an animation nom. Two, animators were angry that Happy Feet won in 2006.

Happy Feet's win still stands but motion-capture is still not considered animation. Even Robert Zemeckis, who directed Polar Express, Beowulf and A Christmas Carol, doesn't think motion-capture should be
In July of 2010, AMPAS ruled that motion-capture (which was used to make Tintin) was not eligible for the animation category.

This was for two reasons: one, AMPAS didn't want films like Avatar trying to get an animation nom. Two, animators were angry that Happy Feet won in 2006.

Happy Feet's win still stands but motion-capture is still not considered animation. Even Robert Zemeckis, who directed Polar Express, Beowulf and A Christmas Carol, doesn't think motion-capture should be considered animation.

Tintin is a fine movie but, under Academy rules, it's not animated. Deal with it.
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11:51PM on 01/25/2012

After finally seeing 50/50

JGL was snubbed. He was fantastic in it.
JGL was snubbed. He was fantastic in it.
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11:09PM on 01/25/2012

the only snub

was really Tintin. All the others -- fine, some people really liked them, some people didn't -- but it all comes down to opinion with those 'snubs'. But for the most part the Academy stayed in line with the rest of the award shows and critics -- which is what they usually do.
The only real snub is Tintin for the animated category, and I'm not saying that because I thought it was good I'm saying that because it seemed like a shoe-in, it was winning all the other animated awards, loved by
was really Tintin. All the others -- fine, some people really liked them, some people didn't -- but it all comes down to opinion with those 'snubs'. But for the most part the Academy stayed in line with the rest of the award shows and critics -- which is what they usually do.
The only real snub is Tintin for the animated category, and I'm not saying that because I thought it was good I'm saying that because it seemed like a shoe-in, it was winning all the other animated awards, loved by critics and fans... and then it doesn't even get nominated because, unlike every other award show, the Academy Awards doesn't think that it was animation because it used motion capture?
Now usually people say 'the Oscars are retarded!' because they didn't nominate a movie they liked or something stupid like that, but here they really ARE retarded for not considering Tintin an animated movie... yet didn't Monster House use motion capture and got nominated for an Academy Award a few years back?
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11:13PM on 01/25/2012
I agree 100%. The Academy is being dumb with this ruling of theirs.
I agree 100%. The Academy is being dumb with this ruling of theirs.
11:06PM on 01/25/2012
Yeah, I do find it funny that he just assumed (wrongly imo?) that he was snubbed. I haven't heard any clamoring about it. He was good though. For me the biggest snubs for me were Fassbender (for Bechar) and Swinton (for Streep). But oh well what can you do.
Yeah, I do find it funny that he just assumed (wrongly imo?) that he was snubbed. I haven't heard any clamoring about it. He was good though. For me the biggest snubs for me were Fassbender (for Bechar) and Swinton (for Streep). But oh well what can you do.
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11:01PM on 01/25/2012
Brooks and Fassbender should have been nominated. And I think Tom Hardy's performance in Warrior was really underrated

PS Seriously. How the fuck did they leave Fassbender out of it? Did they SEE Shame?
Brooks and Fassbender should have been nominated. And I think Tom Hardy's performance in Warrior was really underrated

PS Seriously. How the fuck did they leave Fassbender out of it? Did they SEE Shame?
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11:01PM on 01/25/2012
There were a lot of snubs this year, and more pointless nominations than ever. However, I wouldn't say Oswalt was snubbed. I like him, but he was nothing special in Young Adult. To put himself amongst Brooks, Serkis, DiCaprio, etc is kind of absurd.

Still funny tweets though.
There were a lot of snubs this year, and more pointless nominations than ever. However, I wouldn't say Oswalt was snubbed. I like him, but he was nothing special in Young Adult. To put himself amongst Brooks, Serkis, DiCaprio, etc is kind of absurd.

Still funny tweets though.
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10:56PM on 01/25/2012
Biggest snub movie-wise was Tintin getting screwed for Best Animated Feature. Biggest snub acting-wise was Tilda not getting nominated for We Need to Talk About Kevin.
Biggest snub movie-wise was Tintin getting screwed for Best Animated Feature. Biggest snub acting-wise was Tilda not getting nominated for We Need to Talk About Kevin.
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