Every year, Oscar nominations come with the requisite “Snubs and Surprises” hot takes, but one nomination this year in particular has the internet scratching its head.
Dreamworks’ “The Boss Baby” is nominated for Best Animated Feature Film, along with “Coco,” “The Breadwinner,” “Ferdinand” and “Loving, Vincent.” The movie led by the voice performance of Alec Baldwin as a savvy corporate-minded baby, was also nominated for a Golden Globe, but still, people on Twitter are confused by its recognition by the Academy. Most are upset that it beat out the “Lego Batman Movie” for a nod.
One user noted that the “Lego Batman Movie” earned a whopping 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, while “The Boss Baby” only earned 51 percent. Another posted a GIF of Lego Batman saying “No!” over and over again. Even Rotten Tomatoes got in on the jeers, posting a clip from the movie in which the baby barfs all over his big brother.
“What have you people done,” another Twitter user asked, adding to the confusion.
See below for more reactions.
The Academy: "We've nominated your favorite films from last year including Get Out, Lady Bird, The Shape of Water, and… The Boss Baby" pic.twitter.com/JdRO7Yxo7A
— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) January 23, 2018
The Boss Baby beat Lego Batman for Best Animated Feature??! pic.twitter.com/aoWlt0Aqiy
— Milez Das (@MILEZDAS) January 23, 2018
Nobody is talking about the fact that the #%-€`$ Boss Baby was nominated?!
Lego Batman Movie. Hello? pic.twitter.com/csJDJ2gJiX
— Calib McBolts ???????????? (@CalibTalksFilms) January 23, 2018
— Steven Z Smith (@stevenzsmith88) January 23, 2018
MY THERAPIST: How are you feeling?
ME: I just think it's funny how The Boss Baby got an Oscar nom for best animated feature and The LEGO Batman Movie got snubbed I mean LEGO Batman was the first film in years to truly capture Batman's identity and internal struggle and—#Oscars
— Devan Coggan (@devancoggan) January 23, 2018
What kinda hell hole is 2018? The Boss Baby is Oscar nominated? THE BOSS BABY?! Did Barry Allen mess with the timeline again?
— #NattieGotATitle (@xpinksunglasses) January 23, 2018
— David Torres Ortún (@DavidTorresOrtn) January 23, 2018
THE BOSS BABY is now an Oscar-nominated film. What have you people done
— Scott Wampler™ (@ScottWamplerBMD) January 23, 2018
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) January 23, 2018
woke up just now at 8:50am without an alarm. my body just forced me awake bc Boss Baby was nominated for an Oscar
— bria (@briasux) January 23, 2018
— Brian Truitt (@briantruitt) January 23, 2018
OH, COOL, WE’RE JUST GOING TO NOMINATE FERDINAND AND THE BOSS BABY OVER THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE AND GO ON ACTING LIKE WE’RE A VAGUELY RESPECTABLE SOCIETY???
— Griffin Newman (@GriffLightning) January 23, 2018