18 of the Funniest Tweets from Friday, February 9, 2024
It’s been over two decades since their last new category introduction, but the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences has decided it’s time for some new people to receive recognition. While many have long advocated on behalf of stunt coordinators, it’s not yet their time to shine. Instead, another oft-overlooked role is being awarded come 2026: casting director. The Best Achievement in Casting category marks the first addition to the ceremony since 2001 when the inaugural Best Animated Feature statuette went to Far Far Away and Shrek.
If the film translates well, one of the first contenders for the award could very well be Chris Rock’s take on the 2020 Danish film Another Round. News broke a few weeks ago about the comedian hopping on board to direct an American remake of Thomas Vinterberg’s film, and there’s speculation that Rock may also star in the leading role that Mads Mikkelsen played in the original. Either way, he better get the remake right, as Vinterberg admitted to Danish magazine Soundvenue that “the choice of Chris Rock is exciting,” but he warned that “if it’s shit, he’ll get slapped again.”
As those on the timeline patiently await The Slap 2.0, they’re filling their time with some tweets of their own that slap. Today’s funniest tweets include those about new election guidelines, the working man’s parlay and neighborhood-defining art.