Patton Oswalt may have been snubbed by the Academy Award but if Twitter handed out golden birds, he wouldn’t be going home empty-handed.
Patton went on a hilarious tweeting-frenzy today in response to not getting nominated for an Oscar. The Twitter ice was first broken when also-snubbed Albert Brooks said, “I got ROBBED. I don’t mean the Oscars, I mean literally. My pants and shoes have been stolen”, followed by “And to the Academy: “You don’t like me. You really don’t like me.” After that Albert fell silent and Patton took over.
Albert was expected to get a nod for his performance as Bernie Rose in Drive and Patton for his portrayal of Matt Freehauf in Young Adult. “Join me for a drink at The Drawing Room, @AlbertBrooks? Me and Serkis have been here since 6am,” said Patton, in reference to Andy Serkis (Rise of the Planet of the Apes). Then the standup comedian/actor moved on to include fan favorite Michael Fassbender (we’re still crying over that snub). “See you later tonight. Might be out of booze — Serkis has Pogues on the jukebox & Fassbender just showed up in a pirate hat.”
His next series of tweets speak for themselves with shoutouts to Charlize Theron (Young Adult), Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin), Ryan Gosling (The Ides of March, Drive, Crazy Stupid Love, and general amazingness), Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Kirstin Dunst (Melancholia), Lars von Trier (Melancholia), and last but certainly not least, Leonardo DiCaprio (J.Edgar).
Here’s the rest of his convo directed at Albert:
“Oh shit — we’re DEFINITELY going to run out of booze. Charlize & Tilda just pulled up in a stolen police car.”
“Dude, GET DOWN HERE. Gosling is doing keg stands and Olsen & Dunst LITERALLY just emerged from a shower of rose petals.Nolte & Plummer just drove past, mooning us. Serkis & Tilda are signing ‘Is There Life on Mars?’”
“Oops — Von Trier just pulled up in a pass van dressed as Goering. “Let’s go to Legoland!” With a boozy hurrah, we’re out!”
“Oh. My. God. Just pulled up to Legoland. DiCaprio’s rented the park for the day. Dibs on the Duplo Gardens! #andscene”
No Oscar season is complete without a list of snubbed yet deserving actors going unappreciated by the Academy, but we appreciate Patton describing the situation in such a kickass way. Props Oswalt, sounds like quite the party. #WhoNeedsTheOscars