This morning, the 2017 Oscar nominations were announced. While there were plenty of surprises and a few snubs, according to fans of Ryan Reynolds and his superhero action film Deadpool, there was one glaring omission. That's right, everyone's favourite raunchy, R-rated anti-superhero flick wasn't nominated. And yet somehow, the summer's biggest disappointment, Suicide Squad, managed to snag one. It wasn't all bad news for comic-book movie geeks; Marvel's Doctor Strange was nominated for Best Visual Effects. But that didn't do much to soothe Deadpool fans, who felt they had plenty to be mad about. But amidst the fan uproar, Reynolds himself was his usual gracious self.
The actor offered up some comic relief after learning that his film (in which he starred as well as produced) didn't get any recognition from the Academy. After mentioning that the "regularly scheduled tickle-fight at Camp Deadpool" would go on — um, can we get an invite? — Reynolds congratulated all of the films nominated this year. Not everyone on Twitter took the high road, however. Here are a few gems.
Better luck next time. Reynolds (and Deadpool, since they're basically one entity at this point) will have another chance at awards glory when Deadpool 2 hits cinemas in 2018.