25 of the Funniest Tweets from Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Flags are at half-mast at Letterboxd thanks to this year’s Oscar nominations. Many cinephiles were prepared to wake up to today’s announcements to hear a Charles Melton snub, but little did they know they’d also be waking up to learn that a pair of Gretas (Lee for Best Actress and Gerwig for Best Director) and four mutant turtles with Renaissance names would also be shut out. And then, in the most “missing the point of the movie” move ever, Ryan Gosling nabbed a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Ken as Margo Robbie was left empty-handed.
That said, there were some historic nominations to celebrate. Lily Gladstone became the first Native American woman nominated in her category, and she was directed by the man who is now the most-nominated living director as Martin Scorsese earned his 10th nomination, surpassing Steven Spielberg. And the nominations for Colman Domingo and Jodie Foster marked the first time two openly queer actors were recognized by the Academy for playing queer people with their depictions of Bayard Rustin and Diana Nyad respectively in Nyad. As expected, Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer garnered the most nominations with an astonishing 13 overall. The ceremony returns to Hollywood’s Dolby Theater on March 10th with Jimmy Kimmel unfortunately on the mic.
In an entirely too-early-to-call prediction, Will Ferrell might make his way to the ceremony next year thanks to a documentary that premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. One might expect the doc to be about Ferrell’s ascent from Saturday Night Live cast member to powerhouse producer, but it’s a much more intimate affair. Instead, the doc navigates Ferrell’s friendship with writer Harper Steele and her recent transition. Will & Harper takes the pair on a two-week cross-country road trip as they visit diners, sports arenas and biker bars all while discussing Steele’s decision to live her truth, which she announced to friends and family via email back in 2022.
Anyway, once you’ve processed this year’s Oscar noms, surprises and snubs, we’ve got some hysterical tweets to cleanse your palate with. Today’s funniest ones include those about your average Bachelor hopefuls, empathetic gamers and the world’s strongest comma.