Adam Sandler relieved by Oscars snub

by WENN January 14th, 2020, 11:24 am


Adam Sandler is relieved he was snubbed at this year's Academy Awards, joking he can now retire his suit.

The comedian received Best Actor buzz for his role in 2019 crime thriller Uncut Gems, but he was not on the shortlist for the category on Monday, when the list of Oscar nominees was released.

"Bad news: Sandman gets no love from the Academy. Good news: Sandman can stop wearing suits," Sandler wrote on Twitter.

The star moved on to congratulate his colleagues who did receive Oscar nominations, pointing to Kathy Bates in particular, who earned a Best Supporting Actress nod for her work in director Clint Eastwood's terrorist attack drama Richard Jewell.

"Congrats to all my friends who got nominated, especially Mama," Adam wrote, referring to Kathy's role as his mother in his 1998 sports comedy The Waterboy.

Responding to the sweet tweet, Bates replied to her movie son, "I love you my Bobby Boucher!!! You was (sic) robbed!! But Mama loves you…!!!"

The 92nd Academy Awards show takes place in Los Angeles on 9 February.