I typically don’t like to weigh in on Award Show storylines because to me they’re just another reason for stars to dress up in eccentric outfits and jerk themselves off for three hours. So, I kept my five year streak of not watching one single second of it. Yeah, I know, I’m a fucking renegade. I also have a leather jacket.
Despite not given a rat’s anus about who gets a dildo-shaped trophy, there are few stars in Hollywood whose work I admire and who I will fight in the trenches for. One of them is Get Out writer/director Jordan Peele. Far after I’m gone, the Key and Peele substitute teacher skit will go down as one of the greatest three minutes of comedy ever produced.
So, when I heard the Hollywood Foreign Press failed not only to give my man Jordan Peele a best screenplay or director nomination, but failed to recognize the Get Out with either award it was nominated for (best actor or best motion picture, comedy or musical), I got an axe to grind.
Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya lost the Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy to James Franco in The Disaster Artist, and Get Out lost Best Film Musical/Comedy to Lady Bird. Say it with me now: Fuck. That. Noise.
Many people on the Twitters shared my anger.
Full disclosure: I haven’t seen either The Disaster Artist or Lady Bird. If they are the best movies I’ve ever seen, I guess I’ll just go fuck myself.