The Oscar nomination of The Boss Baby has baffled the masses and led to a fiery reaction on Twitter. Released nearly a year ago, the movie opened at the North American box office at the pole position and made $50.1 million dollars. Its international earnings surpassed $498.9 million.
The Boss Baby's Oscar nomination has angered many
However, the movie, in which Alec Baldwin, married to Hilaria Baldwin since 2012, voice stars as a baby genius, did not score much with the critics and reviewers, scoring a little more than 50 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Most fans were angry that The Boss Baby received Oscar nomination while The LEGO Batman Movie didn't. Before the nominations for Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday, the latter was the favorite among movie buffs and critics alike.
OH, COOL, WE’RE JUST GOING TO NOMINATE FERDINAND AND THE BOSS BABY OVER THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE AND GO ON ACTING LIKE WE’RE A VAGUELY RESPECTABLE SOCIETY???
— Griffin Newman (@GriffLightning) January 23, 2018
and the winner for best picture goes to; the boss baby
this is the boss baby's 24th consecutive Oscar win tonight
— john chaotic goodman (@the_nope_show) January 23, 2018
??This is how one Twitter user vented his disappointment,
"I seriously doubt that any of you chuckleheads groaning about 'The Boss Baby' getting an Oscar nomination have actually seen it, because if you HAD you'd be much, much angrier."
Along with The LEGO Batman Movie, Smurfs: The Lost Village was also snubbed by the selection committee. Similarly, Captain Underpants and Pixar's Cars 3 were also left high and dry.
Time magazine was the first to report about the mass disappointment regarding the selection of the movie.