Well, Hollwood-lovers, the Oscar nominations are out and as per tradition, they’re kind of a mess!
On one hand, the Academy’s efforts to diversify its membership–including a plan to double its female and non-white membership by next year–seemed to have paid off somewhat since the effort began in 2016.
Foreign films and talent are all over this year’s nominations; and while 2016 saw not one of the major categories’ noms going to a non-white person, 2019 is full of color. (Even if one of the Best Picture noms, to borrow Indiewire‘s parlance, “should come with an asterisk.”)
Anyway progress! So that’s good! But then we get to the snubs. Which are egregious! The most egregious of which is If Beale Street Could Talk, which is not the subject of this article but it needs to said! Like that is the Best Picture category of the Literally What Are You Guys Even Doing Oscars.
But when it comes to, let’s say, Best Supporting Outstanding Achievement in Getting Literally Everything Wrong at the 2019 Oscars Seriously Why Are You Guys Like This category, the Oscar goes to… oh my gosh this is so exciting… ugh I can’t get this envelope open hahahaha!
OH MY GOD IT’S TONI COLLETTE FOR HEREDITARY!!!!!
I mean HONESTLY ARE YOU SERIOUS???? The woman won EIGHT critics’ awards, was nominated for SIX others, is probably gonna win the Independent Spirit Award (okay no Glenn Close probably will but still) and her performance is literally what makes the movie scary. And nothing?!
I mean, when I saw it, some people had to walk out during the scene when Toni was just crying about a thing.
She hadn’t even sawed her head off yet or anything! She was just crying! But it was so real and visceral, people couldn’t hang!
When I get up to go potty in the middle of the night I have to reassure myself that Toni Collette is not hovering in the corner of my ceiling stalking me and I saw this movie almost a whole-ass year ago!
And nothing?! Nothing from the Academy?! Literally NOTHING?!
But this is the greatest moral outrage of our time! Okay no the entire White House as currently composed is, but still! It’s gotta be at least *tallies all the moral outrages of our time, runs out of math* IDK in the Top 1 Million! At minimum! And I’m DONE!
And let you think this is mere histrionics, the internet is NOT. HAVING. THIS. EITHER!
Woke up to see Toni Collette in Hereditary wasn't nominated for Best Actress. I truly thought Get Out would set a precedent for the Academy's recognition of horror films. #OscarNoms pic.twitter.com/UNKU2YhGBY
— Alejandro Hernandez (@alejandro_mhr) January 22, 2019
TONI COLLETTE DIDN'T GET NOMINATED BECAUSE ACADEMY MEMBERS ARE AFRAID OF HORROR MOVIES AND THEREFORE DON'T WATCH THEM TO REALIZE THE BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR WAS HIDDEN INSIDE SOMETHING THEY VIEW AS "LOW-BROW." THANK YOU FOR COMING TO MY TED TALK. pic.twitter.com/OarNYCGoHA
— BJ Colangelo (@bjcolangelo) January 22, 2019
Toni Collette didn’t get terrorized by a satan worshipping cult and cut off her own head in Hereditary just to be snubbed by every major awards group this season!!!
— jon (@prasejeebus) January 22, 2019
The fact that Toni Collette got snubbed from a Best Actress nomination for #Hereditary makes me so upset. Her performance in the film is one of the best I have ever seen. Everything about her performance was raw and heart-wrenching. Huge snub. #Oscars #OscarNoms pic.twitter.com/YSWgI2aIu9
— Caillou Pettis (@CaillouPettis) January 22, 2019
— PokyGem (The VVitch stan account) (@PokyGem023) January 22, 2019
Toni Collette did not find her daughter's headless body in the back of her car, put up with her bratty sons bullshit, scream every 5 minutes, accidentally set her husband on fire, and saw off her own head with piano wire for the Academy to disrespect her like this #OscarNoms pic.twitter.com/lC65UmoKWJ
— Rigor Morton ???????? (@WeirdNPissdOff) January 22, 2019
the oscars should just create a new category called “man, remember hereditary?” and give toni collette the award every year
— Tiger Webb (@tfswebb) January 22, 2019
Mister Academy, you could have nominated her. I gave you all the clues. https://t.co/xRyVNpMzDY
— Meagan Navarro (@HauntedMeg) January 22, 2019
Never get to worked up about the Oscars cause there’s no point but it’s a crime Toni Collette didn’t get much recognition for one of the top 5 performances of the year. pic.twitter.com/9mZgf8M8TJ
— The Cinegogue (@TheCinegogue) January 22, 2019
Switching hats, quick thoughts on #OscarNoms: Toni Collette was robbed. Her performance in HEREDITARY was brilliant. Ethan Hawke, ditto, in FIRST REFORMED. Nicolas Cage was amazing in MANDY. Rami Malek, Arab American, getting a nom? Huge & deserved. Representation matters. 1/
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) January 22, 2019
Toni Collette not getting a nomination for her BLISTERINGLY phenomenal performance in @HereditaryMovie is a huge disappointment…and not even remotely unexpected. This is par for the course for horror/genre fans. We knew it was coming even if we didn't want to admit it. Ah well. pic.twitter.com/VjKA4RDI35
— Jonathan Barkan (@JonathanBarkan) January 22, 2019
Toni Collette was fucking brilliant in Hereditary and deserved an Oscar nod. It is dumb that she did not receive one. That is all.
— Ristolable (@Ristolable) January 22, 2019
Toni Collette was not nominated so she will just have to settle for being one of the greatest performers of our generation and also my wife
— Bec Shaw (@Brocklesnitch) January 22, 2019
But, at least we have two bits of consolation: Toni Collette became an emoji…
Look. I know the horror community is super bummed about Toni Collette not being nominated, but take solace in the fact that she got her own emoji in 2018. And that's worth more than an Academy Award, my friends. pic.twitter.com/KzX4I6AuQQ
— John Squires (@FreddyInSpace) January 22, 2019
And some magical person made a Cher/Hereditary mash-up:
— Nick Lutsko (@NickLutsko) October 25, 2018
And if an Oscar snub is what it took to get that thing we never knew we needed, well… then it all works out in the end.