This morning, while the rest of the world was still in bed, something magical happened. In a place where the people are beautiful and it's never winter, the movie gods of the Academy announced to the mere mortals which of their favorite stars would be crowned prom king and queen in the running for an Oscar.
The next logical step was for stars and fans alike to take to Twitter and praise some nominees, bash the Academy for forgetting others (Channing Tatum, robbed again!), and cast their votes for this year's winners. Despite all the anger and awe that the nominations inspired, a sense of camaraderie between fans, haters and celebs became evident.
Even Albert Brooks, who many felt was a shoo-in for Best Supporting Actor, tweeted that he was "robbed," and was quickly consoled by funnyman Patton Oswalt, who was apparently ready to provide a shoulder to cry on for any slighted stars. "Join me for a drink at The Drawing Room, @AlbertBrooks?" tweeted the comic. "Me and Serkis have been here since 6am."
Click here for a full list of this year's nominees and check out some of our favorite reactions below:
"Where the f- were the nominations for NEW YEAR'S EVE? How long is the Academy gonna shut out Ashton Kutcher?" – Doug Benson
"Y U NO LIKE FASSBENDER OSCARS?!?!?!?" – Phoebe Kingsak
"And to the Academy: 'You don't like me. You really don’t like me.'" – Albert Brooks
"My friend Melissa was just nominated for an Oscar!!!!! Holy s**t!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm crying!" – Christina Applegate
"I'm happy/sad for Glenn Close. There was always someone who gets luckier than her & this year is Streep vs. Williams.." – Fauzan Dwi Raharjo
"Wow. Pretty incredible day so far." – Jonah Hill
"I love funny girls: Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig #Bridesmaids screenplay nom #Oscars!!!" – Nia Vardalos
"Say this out loud "'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' was nominated for three Academy Awards.'" – Doug Foote
"Really disappointed that Alan Rickman wasn't nominated for Best Supporting Actor (HP7)." – Isha
"Fassbender may have got snubbed by the fogey contingent of the Academy, but his wang will have the last laugh." – UncleGrambo
"It's mind-blowing to me that @jonahhill now gets to put "oscar nominee" on the poster of his future stoner comedies." – Claire McCleskey
"The #oscars – when the world's most popular people have their own popularity contest." – John Fugelsang