Albert Brooks is a real hero (and a reaaaal human being) on Twitter this morning. The comic actor, who was considered a lock for a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his chilling turn in the equally unforgivably snubbed Drive, awoke on Tuesday morning to discover he was out of the race for good. Brooks, who joked yesterday on his Twitter page regarding awards-season sweeper Christopher Plummer, “Tomorrow morning I find out if I have to go to any more events that Christopher Plummer wins.”
While his omission from the Oscar race is certainly one of the more egregious snubs this year, Brooks seems to be having a good sense of humor about it. The actor tweeted short after the nominations announcement, “I got ROBBED. I don’t mean the Oscars, I mean literally. My pants and shoes have been stolen” and followed that up with a new twist on a classic Oscar line, “And to the Academy: ‘You don’t like me. You really don’t like me.'” (Note to Oscar voters: You’ve killed Nemo’s dad. Really think about that.)
But Brooks isn’t the only one making light of his snub. Patton Oswalt, who was also in the hemisphere of Best Supporting Actor Oscar consideration for his darkly funny and tragic performance in the entirely disregarded Young Adult, has been throwing his own Oscar shut-out party on the social networking site. (Note to Oscar voters: You’ve killed Ratatouille. Really think about that.)
With new pals like Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling, Andy Serkis, Tilda Swinton, and his Young Adult costar Charlize Theron to share in their misery, the funny man tweeted to Brooks, “Join me for a drink at The Drawing Room, @AlbertBrooks? Me and Serkis have been here since 6am….See you later tonight. Might be out of booze — Serkis has Pogues on the jukebox & Fassbender just showed up in a pirate hat.” Oswalt then told followers that Gosling was “doing keg stands,” Theron “pulled up in a stolen police car,” and “[Nick] Nolte & Plummer just drove past, mooning us.” I know they’re bummed (and rightly so) about their snubs, but this party is suddenly starting to sound cooler than any post-Oscar bash, no?