The 2020 Oscar nominations are out, which means it’s time for our great country’s national pastimes! No, not seeing how many Olive Garden breadsticks we can fit in our mouths (12) – getting upset about Oscar snubs! This year was chock full of hopeful Oscar contenders who now have to compete in whatever is the NIT equivalent of the Academy Awards.
Here are the three biggest Oscar snubs of 2020. Please give these folks a hug and a nice “there there” because they worked hard on their movies and sportsmanship matters:
Robert Downey Jr., Avengers: Endgame
Robert Downey Jr. kicked ass as Tony Stark/Iron Man throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He brought everything to the table: humor, sadness, strength, shawarma. According to Scientific Fact Magazine, Downey was so dedicated to being Iron Man that he did that thing from X-Men 2 where Mystique injected extra iron into his bloodstream through his butt cheeks.
For the Academy not to recognize Downey’s work for entertaining about 1/3 of the planet for a decade, I can only assume they are members of Hydra…or just old. At least Downey has a new Oscar-bait movie coming out (Dolittle) that will surely have him nominated next year.
Keanu Reeves, Toy Story 4
Keanu Reeves had three great performances in 2019 in John Wick: Chapter 3, Always Be My Maybe, and Toy Story 4. His role as the toy motorcycle stuntman who gains his confidence Duke Caboom in Toy Story 4 was really the highlight of Reeves’ 2019 though, possibly even his career. According to Scientific Fact Magazine, Reeves was so dedicated to the role, he spent an entire year traveling Canada as a motorcycle stuntman, even breaking his coccyx after a hard fall trying to jump over Cheakamus Lake. That’s right, it’s called Cheakamus.
At least Reeves has a new Oscar-bait movie coming out soon (Bill & Ted’s Bitchin’ Jaunt) that will surely have him finally nominated.
Mr. Mime, Detective Pikachu
If you think about it, the Joker is a poor man’s Mr. Mime. Let’s see why Mr. Mime should’ve been nominated if the Joker was nominated:
Clearly Mr. Mime is the better choice for an Oscar nomination. For the Academy not to recognize Mr. Mime’s scene-stealing…scene, I can only assume they are members of Team Rocket. That’s right. It’s a Pokemon joke.
At least Mr. Mime has a new Oscar-bait movie coming out (Basic Instinct 3: Basically Instinctual) that will surely have him nominated next year.
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