The 2019 Academy Award nominations were announced on Tuesday, and while there were some exciting firsts, including Black Panther becoming the first comic book movie to earn a Best Picture nod, there were also many snubs. You can’t please everyone, especially Toni Collette fans.
While it’s easy to say that award shows are frivolous and snubs don’t matter, talent should be recognized, and representation in Hollywood continues to be an issue and having diversity on screen and behind the camera must continue to be a priority. So, let’s rage.
Here’s what the Oscars got wrong according to the people of the internet.
For those who weren’t too scared to watch Hereditary, they know the scary truth – Toni Collette was robbed.
me hacking into the academy’s twitter account & reposting the nomination for best leading actress with toni collette’s name added to the list pic.twitter.com/wDsAx0oft6
— ً (@fernscody) January 22, 2019
Me: *knowing damn well that toni is going to get snubbed*
Toni collette : *isn’t nominated*
Me : pic.twitter.com/jUZNqzc4LW
— Toni collette for oscars (@mynameis_oof) January 22, 2019
Toni Collette did not find her daughter’s headless body in the back of her car, put up with her bratty sons bullshit, scream every 5 minutes, accidentally set her husband on fire, and saw off her own head with piano wire for the Academy to disrespect her like this #OscarNoms pic.twitter.com/lC65UmoKWJ
— Rigor Morton 🦇🃏 (@WeirdNPissdOff) January 22, 2019
— ً (@fernscody) January 22, 2019
Toni Collette is being punished for the perceived inferiority of her film’s genre and she gave the leading performance of the year
— Natalie Walker (@nwalks) January 18, 2019
Ethan Hawke has been nominated for an Oscar four times and not won…but at least he was nominated. #JusticeForFirstReformed
toni collette & ethan hawke pic.twitter.com/0pFij7yLlG
— mariana (@brielarsoin) January 22, 2019
When Ethan Hawke isn’t nominated pic.twitter.com/yM2NebxFUB
— Laurie Crosswell (@lauriecrosswell) January 22, 2019
Me for Ethan Hawke. pic.twitter.com/ceLUnmgHi4
— Steven Hyden (@Steven_Hyden) January 22, 2019
Ethan Hawke not getting an Oscar nomination is yet another example of Generation X getting overlooked.
— Steven Hyden (@Steven_Hyden) January 22, 2019
She can save children through music and silently deliver a baby in a bathtub, but Emily Blunt can’t get an Oscar nom? Supercalirobbed.
emily blunt getting snubbed for both a quiet place and mary poppins returns is genuinely the most upsetting event in the cinematic history
— EMILY BLUNT WAS ROBBED (@chvstains) January 22, 2019
CALL THE POLICE EMILY BLUNT HAS BEEN ROBBED
— Lu (@emcaracha) January 22, 2019
miss emily blunt did this scene all by herself in a quiet place (2018) and the academy™ didn’t nominate her they deserve the worst pic.twitter.com/yxrzxAIF9j
— 𝐜𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐚 (@havanaswift) January 22, 2019
JOHN DAVID WASHINGTON
The BlacKkKlansman actor received his first Golden Globe nomination for playing real life detective Ron Stallworth, but was unable to infiltrate the Oscars.
John David Washington was robbed. pic.twitter.com/6pCVxLtSi1
— Pedro Parker 🕸️ (@AgentSpiderMan) January 22, 2019
John David Washington didn’t get nominated? pic.twitter.com/omPW6gA2ss
— Andrew Hammond (@ahammTNT) January 22, 2019
— Deidre (@Yankeefan2975) January 22, 2019
Although Black Panther made history as the first comic book film to score a Best Picture nomination, its director Ryan Coogler was left off the Best Director list.
A best director nomination list that doesn’t include Ryan Coogler pic.twitter.com/B7RfGPAzI1
— Yo grandma’s blood pressure (@amazingniecey) January 22, 2019
y’all wanna know who got snubbed?? RYAN COOGLER. he DESERVES best director but was ROBBED !!
— sosa (@pantheranium) January 22, 2019
Ryan Coogler should’ve got a nomination. periodT. That film doesn’t happen and become what it became without Ryan Coogler and his direction. I’m happy his team got nominated
— Jason (Black Panther 59+ award wins) (@EscaflowneClown) January 22, 2019
Timothée Chalamet was more Snubbed Boy than Beautiful Boy.
TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET DESERVED AN OSCAR JUST FOR THIS LINE HE PORTRAYS EMOTIONS PERFECTLY TO THE POINT WHERE YOU CAN FEEL HIS CHARACTERS PAIN
BUT HE WAS ROBBED ONCE AGAIN pic.twitter.com/4ivWhuq2on
— enah (@chalamazes) January 22, 2019
timothée chalamet stans contacting the academy in regards of timothée not even getting one oscar nom pic.twitter.com/cbZwNf7Xs9
— jess (@tomsdvya) January 22, 2019
sorry my day was already ruined the second i saw tht @RealChalamet wasn’t nominated for an oscar for his lmpEciBLE performance in beautiful boy
— presley (@yagirlpretzel) January 22, 2019
If Timothée Chalamet needs a hug I am available
— Ira (@ira) January 22, 2019
Although B Coop did score a nomination for Best Actor for his role in A Star Is Born, the first-time director was shut out of the Best Director category. Rob Lowe is not impressed.
Bradley Cooper was robbed for Best Director. Clearly.
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) January 22, 2019
— bobby finger (@bobbyfinger) January 22, 2019
— maggie (@magstls) January 22, 2019
WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?
We don’t want to live on the street that doesn’t nominate the Mr. Rogers documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor?.
…The Mr. Roger’s Documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” didn’t get nominated? I have no words. #OscarNoms
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) January 22, 2019
How in the heck was “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” not nominated for Best Documentary??!!
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) January 22, 2019
WHAT! The Mr. Rogers doc, ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,’ which was supposed to win the category after sweeping all the precursor awards, just got snubbed. #OscarNoms
— Ramin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) January 22, 2019
PADDINGTON BEAR 2
People really love that little bear.
Justice for Paddington 2 #BestSupportingActorPheonixBuchanan
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) January 22, 2019
My good friend, Paddington 2 has something for The Academy pic.twitter.com/BMpDZhpNXY
— Sober Sister Casey “Cici” Cooper (@StephenOneall) January 22, 2019
paddington 2 warriors we march at dawn
— keri russell warrior (@bIackphillip) January 22, 2019
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
…it would ask where its nominations are.
One silver lining to global warming is that our children will probably be too busy scrambling for high ground to ask us how we could possibly have given a Best Picture nomination to VICE but not IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK.
— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) January 22, 2019
BARRY JENKINS IS ONE OF THE MOST THOUGHTFUL AND TALENTED DIRECTORS WORKING TODAY. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK IS HAUNTING AND UTTERLY GORGEOUS FROM START TO FINISH. JENKINS DESERVES ALL THE LOVE FOR HIS DIRECTING (NOT JUST THE SCREENPLAY!). #OscarNoms #Oscars pic.twitter.com/BHhsMivhsB
— Amanda (@filmvsbook) 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
Breaking news, Hollywood (and society as a whole) is still ignoring women.
LEAVE NO TRACE
YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE
CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
ON THE BASIS OF SEX
THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST
HAPPY AS LAZZARO
THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER
this list could go on and on https://t.co/s1ZWJDaP7O
— 🏳️🌈 Ms. Marya E. Gates (@oldfilmsflicker) January 22, 2019
Another year where no women are nominated for an Oscar for Best Director or Best Cinematography. May our hands grow next year so we’ll be able to hold cameras and our voices be less shrill so we’ll be able to talk normally to actors 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 #AFemaleFilmmakersPrayer #OscarNoms
— Ana Bretón (@missbreton) January 22, 2019
No woman-directed films nominated for Best Picture and no women nominated for Best Director this year, yet again, BUT on the plus side the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories are absolutely stacked with women. Think positive, ladies! #Oscars
— Caspar Salmon (@CasparSalmon) January 22, 2019
On the upside, maybe all these snubs could lead to next year’s Best Picture winner.
Looking at the upside of #Oscars snubs, “Ethan Hawke, Toni Collette, and Timothee Chalamet get robbed” sounds like a terrific indie.
— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) January 22, 2019
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