Funnymen Albert Books and Patton Oswalt may not have scored an Oscar nomination this morning, but at least they're getting plenty of comedic mileage out of it.
After learning they'd been passed over for a shot at a golden guy for their respective roles in Drive and Young Adult, the comedians took to Twitter to do a little commiserating, and well, make a little hay out of the omissions.
This after the 64-year-old Hollywood vet (who scored a Best Supporting Actor nod in 1987 for Broadcast News) mused yesterday on the long odds of his winning anyway.
"Tomorrow morning I find out if I have to go to any more events that Christopher Plummer wins," wrote Brooks.
Enter Oswalt: "Join me for a drink at The Drawing Room, @AlbertBrooks? Me and Serkis have been here since 6am."
By Serkis, the 42-year-old stand-up artist means actor Andy Serkis, who was overlooked for his performance-capture turn in Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
Comforting his forlorn friend, he added: @AlbertBrooks See you later tonight. Might be out of booze -- Serkis has Pogues on the jukebox & Fassbender just showed up in a pirate hat."
Of course, Oswalt and Brooks (sounds like a buddy movie, doesn't it?) aren't the only notable Oscar snubs. Joining the buddies, Serkis and Michael Fassbender on the dubious list this year were Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Gosling, Patton's costar Charlize Theron, We Need to Talk About Kevin's Tilda Swinton, Elizabeth Olsen and Kirsten Dunst.
"Oh s--t -- we're DEFINITELY going to run out of booze. Charlize & Tilda just pulled up in a stolen police car," tweeted Oswalt, before replying to Brooks with this gem: "Dude, GET DOWN HERE. Gosling is doing keg stands and Olsen & Dunst LITERALLY just emerged from a shower of rose petals."
And the hits keep coming:
• "Nolte & Plummer just drove past, mooning us. Serkis & Tilda are singing "Is There Life on Mars?"
• "Oops -- Von Trier just pulled up in a pass van dressed as Goering. 'Let's go to Legoland!' With a boozy hurrah, we're out!" joked the erstwhile King of Queens actor regarding the controversial Danish director's statement that he sympathized with Hitler.
Just imagine if they'd not only been nominated, but won!