Adam Sandler isn't Academy Award Nominee Adam Sandler quite yet, but he seems to be looking on the bright side.
The Uncut Gems star failed to score a nomination at the 2020 Oscars -- despite recognition from the Critics' Choice Awards, Independent Spirit Awards and more -- and took to Twitter to react to the snub in true Adam Sandler fashion.
"Bad news: Sandman gets no love from the Academy. Good news: Sandman can stop wearing suits," he wrote, adding a special shout out for his Waterboy co-star Kathy Bates, who is up for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Richard Jewell. "Congrats to all my friends who got nominated, especially Mama."
Bad news: Sandman gets no love from the Academy.
Good news: Sandman can stop wearing suits.
Congrats to all my friends who got nominated, especially Mama. pic.twitter.com/o1Ep3E7GRB
— Adam Sandler (@AdamSandler) January 13, 2020
Bates later responded to Sandler's praise, writing, "I love you my Bobby Boucher!!! You was robbed!! But Mama loves you!!! I learned a new urban slang word for you! You da GOAT!! Not the one we eat at home, Son."
I love you my Bobby Boucher!!! You was robbed!! But Mama loves you!!! I learned a new urban slang word for you! You da GOAT!!
Not the one we eat at home, Son. ❤️😎🐐 https://t.co/2KDbfUjIXR
— Kathy Bates (@MsKathyBates) January 13, 2020
Sadly, Uncut Gems -- the Safdie manic character study of a down-on-his-luck Diamonds District jeweler -- as a whole was overlooked when it came to the Oscars, failing to score a single nod. The film earned rave reviews for Sandler and became one of A24's highest-grossing release.
Sandler spoke with ET at the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala in New York City last week, where the comedian-turned-serious actor joked that it would be "funny as hell" if he were nominated for an Oscar. "I'm psyched I got to be in this movie, and that s**t would be good too," he added, humbly adding that accolades are "not why you make a movie."
"This movie in particular, I knew it was something different," Sandler said. "And I was excited to do it."
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