Albert Brooks reacts to Oscar snub: I got robbed
Albert Brooks did not receive an Oscar nod for his Supporting Role in "Drive" and joked to fans on Twitter that he had been "robbed."
Brooks, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for the role wrote, "I got ROBBED. I don't mean the Oscars, I mean literally. My pants and shoes have been stolen."
"And to the Academy: 'You don't like me. You really don't like me,'" the comedic actor added.
The nominees for Best Actor in a Supporting role included Kenneth Branagh in "My Week with Marilyn," Jonah Hill in "Moneyball," Nick Nolte in "Warrior," Christopher Plummer in "Beginners," and Max von Sydow in "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close." (Check out a full list of nominations)
Plummer won the Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe Award for his role in "Beginners" and Brooks joked that he was over being beat out by the 82-year-old actor.
"Tomorrow morning I find out if I have to go to any more events that Christopher Plummer wins," Brooks wrote on Monday evening.
"Drive" stars Ryan Gosling as a Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a crime scene driver. He gets involved with a young mother with a shady past (Carey Mulligan) and when a heist goes wrong, he finds himself wanted by some dangerous men, including Brooks' character Bernie Rose.
The film also stars "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston, "Mad Men" star Christina Hendricks and Ron Perlman.
Gosling told OnTheRedCarpet.com that he "always wanted to make a violent John Hughes movie" and "Drive" had the potential to be just that.
"Drive" was nominated for one Golden Globe Awards, for Brooks' performance. It received one 2012 Oscar nod for Sound Editing. Brooks was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his work in the 1987 film "Broadcast News."
The 64-year-old actor is best known for his work in films like "Taxi Driver," "Mother," "Finding Nemo" and "The Muse." Brooks has also been involved with "Saturday Night Live," appeared on "Weeds" and does several voices on "The Simpsons."
Brooks famously romanced current Oscar-nominee and Golden Globe winner Meryl Streep in his 1991 film "Defending Your Life," which he also wrote and directed.
Brooks is next slated to appear in the Judd Apatow film, "This is 40" opposite Megan Fox, Jason Segel, Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd, Melissa McCarthy and Chris O'Dowd.
"This is 40" focuses on the lives of the characters of Pete and Debbie from Apatow's "Knocked Up" and is slated for release on December 21, 2012.
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