Albert Brooks Responds To Oscar Snub
Albert Brooks is a very funny guy. He took a big risk playing a very bad guy in the movie "Drive" and it worked. Critics were convinced that Brooks was a sure Oscar contender...it didn't work out that way.
Brooks response to the Snub? Well, it was typical Albert Brooks...
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.)