Aniston Gave a Shoutout To Sandler
As Jennifer Aniston accepted her SAG Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series for her work in "The Morning Show," she brought up Adam Sandler and his much-talked-about lead role in the Safdie brothers drama Uncut Gems.
Aniston made a clear-cut reference to the fact that Adam Sandler, who plays the lead in the new movie Uncut Gems has been snubbed from Academy Award consideration.
Many are praising Sandler's performance, saying his previous history as a comedian and his starring roles in movies like Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore have unfairly disqualified him to receive a Best Actor nod from the Academy.
“Adam Sandler, your performance was extraordinary, and your magic is real buddy. I love you," Aniston said.
Bobby Boucher's Mama Sent Along Her Love
Sandler responded to Aniston's mention of him at the SAGs, writing: “Congrats to the great Jen Aniston for her SAG award and her just being the best."
He also recently responded to Kathy Bates, his co-star in The Waterboy, after she got an Oscar nomination for her work in Richard Jewell.
Bates wrote back:
"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. ❤️😎🐐 "
He Can Do It All
There's no doubt that Sandler has starred in some pretty funny movies, among them Happy Gilmore, The Waterboy, The Wedding Singer and Punch-Drunk Love. He's starred in some pretty bad ones too. They can't all be winners.
But judging from the feedback and Oscar buzz that Sandler has gotten since Uncut Gems was released, it's clear he has something here, and should be recognized.
Again - Why Didn't He Get an Award For This?
Christy Lemire of FilmWeek wrote: "Adam Sandler doing the absolute best work of his career. Really, truly when given the challenge, he more than rises to it."
AV Club calls it "the performance of his career," writing:
"Barreling into every scene with motor-mouthed brio, the one-time SNL player taps into a charismatic mania we’ve never quite seen from him — he’s like a young Al Pacino, bristling with ego and neurotic energy.
"Yet Howard isn’t so different, in basic profile, from some of the other id-driven clowns on the star’s résumé. He’s obnoxious, immature, prone to fits of rage and pleasure alike: a Sandler misfit all the way."
So Sandler is obviously multi-faceted, able to play a spiraling gambler in a stress-inducing film, as well as a simple-minded guy who gets water for the college football team and loves his Mama.
Sounds like the Waterboy deserves a nice cold glass of H20 with that recognition.