ICYMI, the Oscar nominations were announced earlier today and look – not everyone was happy with the result.
There were some notable snubs and the hashtags #OscarsSoWhite and #OscarsSoMale began trending on Twitter highlighting a lack of diversity amongst those nominated.
Listen to the GOAT team break down all the Oscars snubs in the latest ep of It’s Been A Big Day For…below:
However, for Uncut Gems star Adam Sandler, missing out on an Oscar nomination was no big deal – in fact, it was a blessing in disguise.
The actor took to Twitter to respond to his award snub, writing, “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.”
Sandler completed the tweet with a photo of his ‘Mama,’ actress Kathy Bates.
As if the tweet couldn’t get any more wholesome, Bates responded to Sandler’s tweet: “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.”
Bates wasn’t the only one frothing over Adam Sandler’s epic snub response, either. The tweet attracted replies from rapper Lil Nas X, Ben Stiller, Josh Gar, Jenna Fischer, Miles Teller, Joe Keery and others, who all praised Sandler’s performance in Uncut Gems.
While Adam Sandler has been nominated for multiple Golden Globes, Emmy Awards and even a Grammy, he’s never been given an Oscar nod. 2019’s Uncut Gems has already received critical acclaim and boasts a whopping 92% on Rotten Tomatoes.
In a review for The Wall Street Journal, Joe Morgenstern said “Mr. Sandler is flat-out sensational as Howard Ratner.”
All this confirms is that Adam Sandler is a) an underrated actor and b) an absolute legend who deserves RESPECT. Is 2020 the year we finally recognise him as a bona fide silver screen hero?