Twitter has gone wild with “stealing Oscars” jokes after a video of a giant statue of the golden boy being carried off camera outside the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, where the ceremony is held, went viral. Netizens rushed to suggest who was worthy of receiving the esteemed award more than this year’s actual winners. The recent Super Bowl’s headliner, Jennifer Lopez, who landed a Golden Globe nomination for her role in Hustlers but did not enjoy the same recognition at the Oscars, crossed several users’ minds.
Me stealing an Oscar to give it to JLo for Hustlers pic.twitter.com/pnllKE3Axr— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) February 9, 2020
Saoirse Ronan, who was nominated for best actress for her performance at Little Women, but lost the award to Renée Zellweger, was also brought up by a commenter. The user jokingly suggested that her partner in the film, Timothee Chalamet, might have snatched the statue for the young star.
me stealing Renee’s oscar and delivering it to Saoirse pic.twitter.com/Zxdeum6MnK— Jo Bradley (@JoLucyBradley) February 10, 2020
Scarlett Johansson, nominated for best actress for her part in Marriage Story and who also lost to Zellweger, was not forgotten either.
me stealing an oscar for harry styles best actor dunkirk (2017) pic.twitter.com/unse8i0tzK— MCM Comic Con (@MCMComicCon) February 10, 2020
Me stealing an Oscar to give it to Jennifer Aniston for Cakepic.twitter.com/H5aBPu4moN— fangirling (@mrsfangirll) February 10, 2020
There were some netizens who proved unable to wait for the next ceremony and have already named their favourites.
me stealing an oscar for Taylor Swift since I don’t want to wait until the 2021 nomination for Miss Americana pic.twitter.com/g9vcZrQXix— Anna │ Lover Fest West (@annasreputation) February 10, 2020
Some actors were granted the honour from the online crowd without any particular reason.