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Jimmy Kimmel Is Also Upset That Deadpool Wasn't Nominated For An Oscar

Outraged that the hilarious, genre-busting Deadpool was snubbed for Best Picture at the Academy Awards? Jimmy Kimmel feels your pain.

The Oscars host spoke to Variety ahead of the Feb. 26 ceremony, saying that he would have liked to see the Ryan Reynolds-starring superhero film get nominated.

"I do think there's a certain type of movie that's not considered for awards," he said. "It's a shame, because there's nothing serious about the movies; they're an escape."

While Deadpool isn't typically the type of movie that garners major awards nods, some fans gained a little bit of hope after Reynolds earned a best actor nomination at the Golden Globes. However, while rival superhero films like Suicide Squad and Doctor Strange got nods in the make-up and visual effects categories, respectively, Deadpool was snubbed from the Academy Awards entirely.

"I think comedies are also under-appreciated," Kimmel told Variety. "There's maybe too much gravity applied to the nomination process."

Kimmel isn't the only celeb who has said he was upset about Deadpool's snub. Jake Gyllenhaal, who appears alongside Reynolds in the upcoming sci-fi film Life, told Entertainment Weekly last month that he thought the actor's "brilliant" performance deserved recognition. (Reynolds, for his part, took the snub in stride, reacting with a very in-character tweet.)

Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Hidden Figures, La La Land, Lion, Manchester By the Sea, and Moonlight earned Best Picture noms. You can see the full list of nominees for this year's ceremony here.