Muppets Most Wanted has been nominated for absolutely no awards, despite not being released yet.
The awards season is upon us and while the timing of Muppets Most Wanted will keep it out of consideration, that's not stopping it from taking advantage of the situation for its own purposes. I suppose it's possible that random people on Twitter are legitimately outraged that the film hasn't been nominated for more than 247 awards but I have a suspicion that it may be an inside job - the complaining Twitter accounts listed in the trailer all have a certain "new car smell" to them, and "Ben Feltman?" Come on.
That's not to say it won't be a fun flick. I haven't seen a Muppets movie in an awfully long time but the cast alone gives this one appeal: Ricky Gervais, Tom Hiddleston, Stanley Tucci, Salma Hayek, Christoph Waltz, Zach Galifiankis, Danny Trejo, Tina Fey, Ray Liotta, and the list goes on. I don't imagine we'll get to see Trejo and Liotta lay a beatdown on Scooter (or even hear Hiddleston call Gonzo a "mewling quim") but maybe they'll get Sean Combs to say "Wocka wocka!" Dare to dream, am I right?
Muppets Most Wanted hits theaters on March 21.