Gary Oldman, Albert Brooks Stake Out Opposite Ends of Oscar Spectrum

This reaction quote just in from Gary Oldman, a deserving first-time Oscar nominee for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: "This afternoon in Berlin I have learned that I was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Actor. You may have heard this before, but it has never been truer than it is for me today, it is extremely humbling, gratifying, and delightful to have your work recognized by the Academy, and to join the celebrated ranks of previous nominees and colleagues. Amazing." Meanwhile, how is viciously smacked-down Oscar snubbee Albert Brooks doing?

Brooks elaborated via Twitter, naturally:

I got ROBBED. I don't mean the Oscars, I mean literally. My pants and shoes have been stolen.Tue Jan 24 14:49:56 via HootSuite

And to the Academy: "You don't like me. You really don't like me."Tue Jan 24 15:04:56 via HootSuite

There you go: Oscar 2012, catch the fever! It's probably dysentery, but fever nonetheless.


  • Patrick Hallstein says:

    The list seems gentrified, absent anything unusual or unclean. Brooks was more or less being told he's genetically odd ... and might dirty things -- he SHOULD rant and rail.

  • Artist-hating Charles says:

    I still think Brooks has a better chance then Oldman of winning an Oscar this year.

  • spiek78 says:

    Mr. Brooks was robbed of a nomination! His performance in "Drive" was great. Sigh.

  • j'accuse! says:

    Who would take Albert Brooks' pants?

  • Jonn Deau says:

    Waitaminute. Gary Oldman got an Oscar Nomination for WHAT? Seeing how long he could go without changing his expression once? Is that acting? Christ, that part was even more boring than the mumbly nothing job he does as Inspector Gordon! Gimme the old Gary Oldman, the one who enters through beaded curtains, and shouts "EV-RY_ONNNNNNE!"