The 92nd Academy Award nominations were announced Monday with “Joker” and Netflix leading all films and distributors. But it was this morning’s reactions from celebrities and Oscar nominees that best summed up the news.
Issa Rae, who co-hosted the Academy’s Oscar announcement along with John Cho, threw some delicious shade at the Academy for failing to nominate a single female director. “Congratulations to those men,” she said, after the all-male honorees were listed for the category.
— Variety (@Variety) January 13, 2020
Adam Sandler, whose buzzy new thriller “Uncut Gems” failed to score a single nomination, tweeted: “Bad news: Sandman gets no love from the Academy.
Good news: Sandman can stop wearing suits.” He also congratulated “Waterboy” actress Kathy Bates a.k.a. “Mama,” who was nominated for her performance in Clint Eastwood’s “Richard Jewell.”
Kathy Bates then responded, in “Waterboy” character, “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.”
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
Barack and Michelle Obama’s first film for Netflix, “American Factory,” was nominated in the Best Documentary category. The former President and First Lady both tweeted reactions to the news.
Glad to see American Factory’s Oscar nod for Best Documentary. It’s the kind of story we don’t see often enough and it’s exactly what Michelle and I hope to achieve with Higher Ground. Congrats to the incredible filmmakers and entire team!
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 13, 2020
So thrilled that Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar, and all of the incredible people behind #AmericanFactory are nominated for the Best Documentary Oscar! We’re so proud of them and amazed by their talent for storytelling. See for yourself now on @Netflix. pic.twitter.com/pLEE5zg0gr
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) January 13, 2020
Matthew A. Cherry, the director of animated short film “Hair Love,” about an African-American father and his daughter’s love for her hair, tweeted a video of the film’s collaborators hugging and jumping for joy upon hearing the big news.
Wow! And to have @IssaRae announce it! It feels like a dream. Huge thanks to our great team @BruceAlmighteee @Mr_Scribbles @KDRupe @Monica_aYoung @DanielDCrawford @LionForgeDave @CarlForge @lionforge our kickstarter backers & @SonyAnimation for believing in us. @TheAcademy pic.twitter.com/2sVn7LqWk9
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) January 13, 2020