Hot off the heels of the notably progressive Golden Globes, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences upheld its stodgy reputation this morning by nominating a cavalcade of white men for Oscars. While the nominees took to Twitter to celebrate their good fortune, the rest of the world lamented the lack of diversity reflected in today’s nominations. Let the vitriol ensue!
Happy Birthday, Dr. King. An Oscar gift for you. To SELMA cast + crew led by our miracle David Oyelowo! To Common + Legend! Kudos! March on!
— Ava DuVernay (@AVAETC) January 15, 2015
— Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) January 15, 2015
5 Oscar nominations for Whiplash?!! Booya!
— Miles Teller (@Miles_Teller) January 15, 2015
— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) January 15, 2015
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 15, 2015
— John Legend (@johnlegend) January 15, 2015
Purely artistically speaking, there really is no bigger #OscarNoms outrage than Best Sound Mixing for the generally inaudible INTERSTELLAR.
— Josh Lincoln Dickey (@NotoriousJLD) January 15, 2015
Shorter #OscarNoms: White men FTW
— Emma Gray (@emmaladyrose) January 15, 2015
SELMA shafted on Martin Luther King’s 86th birthday #OscarNoms
— Lou Lumenick (@LouLumenick) January 15, 2015
And the most lauded nominee? Dick Poop:
— Vulture (@vulture) January 15, 2015
Philip Lord, creator of “The Lego Movie,” reacts to his notable snub:
It’s okay. Made my own! pic.twitter.com/kgyu1GRHGR
— philip lord (@philiplord) January 15, 2015
“SELMA? One of the best pics of the year. But the directing, script, all the acting, & cinematography? Meh.
Nice song, though.”
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) January 15, 2015
— Chris Witherspoon (@WitherspoonC) January 15, 2015
— -Topper Harley- (@Pokernatic) January 15, 2015
#OscarNoms got it white this year.
— Pablo J. Gallaga (@PendejoJoe) January 15, 2015
But Mara Wilson, otherwise known as Matilda, said it best:
— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) January 15, 2015