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"The Boss Baby" Is Now An Oscar-Nominated Film And Nobody Can Quite Believe It

OSCAR-NOMINATED FILM THE BOSS BABY.

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As you've probably seen, the Oscar nominations were announced this morning and there's one category that has certainly been drawing some đź‘€ .

That's the Animated Feature Film category (not a category called ANIMATFEATU, it's just a seriously huge font).
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That's the Animated Feature Film category (not a category called ANIMATFEATU, it's just a seriously huge font).

The Boss Baby, an animated film about a baby who has the mind of an adult (voiced by Alec Baldwin) has been nominated for an Oscar, alongside three other films including Coco.

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Quite a few people have noticed this.

Academy Award Nominee The Boss Baby

Oh it hurts to hear "The Boss Baby" at #OscarNoms

THE BOSS BABY is now an Oscar-nominated film. What have you people done

Can't really argue with that selection. #OscarNoms #Oscars2018 #BossBaby

On Rotten Tomatoes, The Boss Baby has a rating of 52% (Coco has 97%, The Breadwinner has 93%, Loving Vincent has 83%, and Ferdinand has 70%).

Robbie Collin from the Daily Telegraph was unimpressed with the film. In a review he wrote: "By all means shrug and say well, it’s for kids, so the pre-owned jokes, threadbare subtext and convoluted plot make no odds. It’ll pass the time. Well, so will the autoplay function on YouTube."BBC 5 Live's Mark Kermode was confused by the plot, saying: "I just couldn't relax into the premise of it. I just kept thinking that it didn't make any sense." However, the Guardian's Peter Bradshaw gave a more positive review, saying: "There’s some good-natured entertainment along the way, and Baldwin’s husky basso profundo is always enjoyable."
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Robbie Collin from the Daily Telegraph was unimpressed with the film. In a review he wrote: "By all means shrug and say well, it’s for kids, so the pre-owned jokes, threadbare subtext and convoluted plot make no odds. It’ll pass the time. Well, so will the autoplay function on YouTube."

BBC 5 Live's Mark Kermode was confused by the plot, saying: "I just couldn't relax into the premise of it. I just kept thinking that it didn't make any sense." However, the Guardian's Peter Bradshaw gave a more positive review, saying: "There’s some good-natured entertainment along the way, and Baldwin’s husky basso profundo is always enjoyable."

Quite a few people have also pointed out that while Boss Baby and Ferdinand have been nominated for an Oscar, The Lego Batman Movie was not included.

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The Boss Baby has more Oscar nominations (1) than The Big Lebowski, Groundhog Day, The Long Goodbye and The Shining combined (0)

The Boss Baby beat Lego Batman for Best Animated Feature??!

It's a bit like Oscar-nominated Suicide Squad.

OH, COOL, WE’RE JUST GOING TO NOMINATE FERDINAND AND THE BOSS BABY OVER THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE AND GO ON ACTING LIKE… https://t.co/fVaz5DlWSF

Boss Baby nominated for more Oscars than Wonder Woman

But in a way, a nomination can be quite empowering.

if the boss baby can be nominated for an oscar i can do anything

But what do you think?

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