The nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards have been announced, and the one of the numerous snubs was Adam Sandler. Critics and viewers praised his performance in the Safdie brothers crime thriller Uncut Gems, but the actor did not receive an acting nomination.
Sandler has now responded to the news. In a cheeky tweet, Sandler said there is a bright side: he doesn’t have to put on a suit. The actor is known for his dressed-down look, often wearing baggy clothes and tracksuits with basketball shoes when he’s walking around town.
Sandler also used his reaction tweet to congratulate his friends who did receive nominations, especially Kathy Bates, who played his mother in The Waterboy. Bates received a Best Supporting Actress nomination for the Clint Eastwood movie Richard Jewell.
Bates–speaking in her character Mama’s tone and style–responded to Sandler’s tweet by saying Sander was “robbed” for not receiving a nomination for Uncut Gems.
Bad news: Sandman gets no love from the Academy.
Good news: Sandman can stop wearing suits.
Congrats to all my friends who got nominated, especially Mama. pic.twitter.com/o1Ep3E7GRB
— Adam Sandler (@AdamSandler) January 13, 2020
I love you my Bobby Boucher!!! You was robbed!! But Mama loves you!!! I learned a new urban slang word for you! You da GOAT!!
Not the one we eat at home, Son. ❤️😎🐐 https://t.co/2KDbfUjIXR
— Kathy Bates (@MsKathyBates) January 13, 2020
Sandler himself stated that he would deliberately make a terrible movie if he didn’t get a nod. Now we wait to find out what that movie will be.
Others who got snubbed this year included Awkwafina for her role in The Farewell and Lupita Nyong’o for the horror movie Us. Jennifer Lopez also turned in one of her career-best performances in Hustlers, but the Academy did not recognize her. Little Women director Greta Gerwig also did not receive a Best Director nomination, despite the movie picking up five other nominations. Check out GameSpot’s roundup of this year’s Oscar snubs to learn more.
Joker heads into the Oscars as the leader with 11 total nominations, including Best Picture, Director, Actor, and Score. The Irishman, 1917, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood were close behind with 10 nominations each. Here’s all the Oscar nominees for this year.
The 92nd Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 9.