With The Revenant getting 12 Academy Award nods, The Martian director Ridley Scott and the film Carol both snubbed, and a lack of diversity nominees, Twitter had a lot to talk about when it came to the 2016 Oscar nominations, announced Thursday morning.
Pack leader The Revenant prompted plenty of jokes.
Surprised they couldn't find a Best Actress for THE REVENANT. Maybe in the skull pile? #OscarNoms— @amuredda
Sure he's talented but in The Revenant Leo basically just ate raw bison liver and grew a beard. Men in Brooklyn have been doing that for yrs— @spkheller
Is The Revenant like The Martian but in the woods?— @SocialJerkBlog
Despite being nominated six times, The Revenant star Leonardo DiCaprio has yet to win an Oscar.
The internet will explode if Leonardo DiCaprio doesn't win Best Actor 😂 #OscarNoms— @greglee91
GUYS IS THIS IS? WILL LEONARDO FINALLY WIN AN OSCAR— @RebornCake
Leonardo DiCaprio has been friendzoned by the Academy Awards— @skati_
no offense but i think this is the first year i think leonardo SHOULD win out of the other ppl nom'd— @brielarsons
Fans were outraged that Carol, a film about a love affair between two women in 1950s New York, didn't receive a nod for best picture or best director.
No Direction nomination for CAROL. *throws up everywhere* #OscarNoms— @emmabung
"This ending made me feel too happy! Let's nominate THE REVENANT instead!" - Oscar voters after seeing CAROL, apparently.— @alxhuls
they nominated MAD MAX but not carol i'm so confused right now— @luskywalkers
The Revenant, but it's me surviving the wilderness to get my revenge on the boys who didn't nominate Carol for Best Director.— @tmibugbee
Another perceived snub was The Martian director Ridley Scott's lack of nomination.
Wow, can't believe they snubbed Ridley Scott #OscarNoms— @badtoad20
The Academy always snubs comedy directors. That explains Ridley Scott. At least that's what I've been told.— @Brian_Tallerico
No nomination for Ridley Scott. WTF? I mean, WTF? Why does the academy dislike him?— @FassFass
Racial diversity among the nominees was another hot topic.
what #oscarnoms looks like to me GENERIC WHITE WOMAN GENERIC WHITE MAN GENERIC WHITE DIRECTOR GENERIC WHITE MOVIE GENERIC WHITENESS— @isaacosccar
Im not saying those nominated dont deserve it, nor that there should be diversity JUST for the sake of it, but 20 white nominees? #OscarNoms— @BelaidKL
Is it weird that this old, fat, middle-class white guy is disturbed about the lack of diversity in the #OscarNoms— @Hugh2D2