The 90th Academy Awards nominations just came out on January 23, and there were a few snubs and surprises raising eyebrows on social media. Christopher Plummer, Greta Gerwig, Jordan Peele, and Mary J Blige are in. James Franco is out.
But it was the animated feature category that earned more than a few spit-takes when it was revealed that "Boss Baby" made the cut, but "The LEGO Batman Movie" (among others) did not:
- "The Boss Baby"
- "The Breadwinner"
- "Loving Vincent"
What kind of sorcery is this? Fans were confused, especially since "Boss Baby" was hardly a critical or even audience favorite, despite strong box office numbers:
The Boss Baby. Cancel the Oscars.— Robbie Collin (@robbiereviews) January 23, 2018
Oh it hurts to hear "The Boss Baby" at #OscarNoms— Alicia Malone (@aliciamalone) January 23, 2018
BOSS BABY over THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE? GTFO. pic.twitter.com/elgYhrFq5K— Adam Frazier (@AdamFrazier) January 23, 2018
The Boss Baby beat Lego Batman for Best Animated Feature??! pic.twitter.com/aoWlt0Aqiy— Milez Das (@MILEZDAS) January 23, 2018
The Boss Baby gets a Best Animated Feature Oscar Nom. A Silent Voice and In This Corner of the World do not. I am truly living in the darkest timeline pic.twitter.com/tnKo5JNPfi— Cameron Thrower (@ScandaIus) January 23, 2018
i can't believe we now have to call the boss baby an oscar nominated film— kayley (@skrtsgard) January 23, 2018
When I saw that Boss Baby beat out Sword Art Online at the Oscars pic.twitter.com/qId7RVxUOw— 🐸🐸 Frog-kun 🐸🐸 (@frog_kun) January 23, 2018
>The Boss Baby nominated for an Oscar pic.twitter.com/g2qJ3jlRRH— ｆｏｒ ｓａｌｅ， ｂａｂｙ ｓｈｏｅｓ， ｎｅｖｅｒ ｗｏｒｎ． (@smktty) January 23, 2018
The Lego Batman Movie and Captain Underpants are both better than The Boss Baby. https://t.co/0YL5uv86FO— Joelrat 🌴 (@JoelratResort) January 23, 2018
Why are people nominating boss baby for things when the lego batman movie is right there pic.twitter.com/MkofiEyzpz— Sam's Town (2006) (@ahsaradayne) January 23, 2018
Obsessed that Boss Baby is the only movie Tiffany Haddish clapped about in the noms this morning. Now I want to see it.— Bryan Safi (@bryansafi) January 23, 2018
The 90th Academy Awards, hosted for a second time in a row by Jimmy Kimmel, will air Sunday, March 4 at 5 p.m. PST on ABC. Here's the full list of nominees.
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