Adam Sandler is disappointed that he was skipped over for an Academy Award nomination, but the veteran comedian doesn’t take it all too seriously and has already found the silver lining in getting snubbed for Hollywood’s top honors. Sandler shared a message on Instagram early Monday morning shortly after the full list of nominations for the 92nd annual Academy Awards were announced.
Instead of being included in the list of stars seeking Oscar glory, Sandler was included in the group of celebrities who were snubbed — and the list is quite controversial.
53-year-old Sandler was on an aggressive Oscar campaign for his new movie, “Uncut Gems,” of which he had already been nominated for Best Actor at the Critics’ Choice Awards for his role as a charismatic jeweler. Sandler’s team had him doing appearances on many of the late-night talk shows with his co-stars, including NBA legend Kevin Garnett. Even during an appearance on SiriusXM’s “The Howard Stern Show,” Sandler told Stern that his biggest gripe was having to wear suits to all of the different events during awards show season.
In a message to his loyal fans, Sandler gave the good news and the bad.
“Bad news: Sandman gets no love from the Academy. Good news: Sandman can stop wearing suits.”
It’s a welcomed bit of relaxation for the Sandman, even though he looked extremely dapper in his suit at the Critics’ Choice Awards along with his beautiful wife, Jackie Sandler.
Some fans, and even celebrities, weren’t so gracious with Sandler’s snub by The Academy, including Seth Rogen who responded in the comments: “ROBBED!!”
Along with Sandler, other big snubs for the 2020 Oscars include Jennifer Lopez, Robert De Niro, Christian Bale and Beyonce for her original song in “The Lion King.”
However, one surprise nomination also got a nod from Sandler, because she’s someone near and dear to his heart. Kathy Bates picked up an Oscar nomination for her role as Bobi Jewell in Clint Eastwood’s box office flop, “Richard Jewell.”
“Congrats to all my friends who got nominated, especially Mama,” Sandler wrote on Instagram.
The two stars appeared together in the 1998 sports comedy classic, “The Waterboy.”
Much like Bobby Boucher, Kathy Bates will be up against a monster roster as she competes for Best Supporting Actress, including Laura Dern, Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh and Margot Robbie.