In 2020, the box office didn't have very many success stories, but Paramount's Sonic the Hedgehog was one of the lone exceptions. The movie was a massive hit with longtime fans of the blue blur, as well as audiences less familiar with the character. Despite the strong performance, the film failed to receive even a single Oscar nomination today. Fans of the movie immediately took to social media to share their disappointment with the snub, arguing that Sonic deserved a nod over other picks. With a sequel set to release in 2022, perhaps the film's follow-up will have better luck during award season!
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Keep reading to see what fans are saying about Sonic the Hedgehog's Oscar snub!
First Kick-Ass gets snubbed, now this?
I only saw Sonic and The Hunt in a cinema last year, but they should be nominated for all the #Oscars anyway!— Millarworld (@mrmarkmillar) March 15, 2021
It's a crime, really.
Can't believe the Oscars completely snubbed Sonic 😡😡 #OscarNoms— angelinamessner (@angelina_mess) March 15, 2021
Haven't Sonic fans been through enough over the years?
Justice for Sonic the Hedgehog #Oscars— Justin Trumbull (@JustinT_09) March 15, 2021
The fix was in.
Sonic the Hedgehog didn’t get nominated for a single Oscar and I now owe a lot of money to a lot of people— hamm's hog (@olpeachtravis) March 15, 2021
Oscar committee member "I. Robotnik" could not be approached for comment.
Ever since streaming became a major way to watch films, the Oscars have pushed only having theatrical films nominated.
Now a Sonic the Hedgehog movie comes out and is one of the best theatrically released films of 2020, all the noms were streamed.
This is clear Sonic erasure— Will🌹 (@Rundigity) March 15, 2021
If it's between those two, Sonic should pull off a sweep.
I'd like to remind everyone as we go into Oscar season that technically the only movies that had theatre releases and therefore qualify are Cats and Sonic the Hedgehog— Frog in a Little Car 🐸 (@beepbeepribbit) March 15, 2021
Sonic wasn't the only film snubbed this year.
So I see both Sonic the Hedgehog and Bad Boys for Life got zero Oscar nominations pic.twitter.com/ue8u60LEJg— Jesus Christ himself (@sausagecasino) March 15, 2021
Maybe he's just moving so fast we can't see him.
So after seeing the Oscar Noms I have a couple statements: first of all WHERE IS SONIC— Steezy Steve (@steve_musiclove) March 15, 2021
That one might be a stretch.
Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) will forever be the greatest movie to get snubbed by the Oscars.— ⚡️🦔 Kyle 🎸⚡️@ BLM ACAB (@sonic_wildfire) March 15, 2021