‘The Boss Baby’ Gets Oscar Nod, Twitter Shakes Head: ‘What Have You People Done?’

“‘The Boss Baby’ beat ‘Lego Batman’ for Best Animated Feature??!”

Last Updated: January 23, 2018 @ 10:39 AM

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.

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