The 2020 Oscar nominations were revealed this morning, which means many complaints about this year’s Academy Award nominees were also revealed this morning. Instead of just sharing her takes in a straightforward way, though, Jenny Lewis decided to get creative with her criticisms: Lewis wrote a poem in which she laments some of the people and work that were and were not nominated.
Lewis tweeted the poem, which reads, “oscar noms / what the flip? / where are @AdamSandler / & greta gerwig? / lupita, @awkwafina / safdie bros / noah’s the Baum / but some of these OG songs / tho? / brad pitt nom is tight / but Scarjo twice ? / whatevs / i’ll be watching the @OnCinemaOscars special / all night.”
what the flip?
where are @AdamSandler
& greta gerwig?
noah’s the Baum
but some of these OG songs
brad pitt nom is tight
but Scarjo twice ?
i’ll be watching the @OnCinemaOscars special
all night 🖤
— jenny lewis (@jennylewis) January 13, 2020
The poem includes a shout-out to Tim Heidecker’s On Cinema web show. There’s an existing relationship there: Heidecker’s Abso Lutely production company helped put on Lewis’s On The Line listening party web broadcast, and Heidecker also appears in Lewis’s “Red Bull & Hennessy” video, which was filmed during the aforementioned listening party.
Meanwhile, Beyonce, Pharrell, and Thom Yorke may not be the biggest fans of this year’s nominees either: They all made the shortlist for Best Original Song, but failed to make it past that point and secure a nomination.
Find the full list of this year’s Oscars nominees here.
Jenny Lewis is a Warner Music artist. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.