Our fave terrible actor but lovable oddball, Tommy Wiseau posted on Twitter last night for some last minute invites to tomorrow’s 90th Academy Awards ceremony. Ngl, people are pretty surprised he hasn’t somehow wiggled his way in already considering the biographical film, The Disaster Artist, is up for Best Adapted Screenplay. The film is inspired by best mate, Greg Sestero‘s book about Tommy’s life.
In case you’ve never put yourself through Tommy Wiseau’s infamous film, The Room (2003), then here’s an incredibly quick summary. Tommy plays a weird banker dude named Johnny, who has a wife named Lisa, who tries to seduce Johnny’s best mate, Mark (Greg plays Mark). It’s known as one of the worst films ever made but it’s so bad it’s almost good, almost. One thing’s for sure – the film is so bad it’s attracted a cult following and cinemas still view special screenings today. Popular lines you’ve probably heard are the classic, “Oh, hi Mark” and “You’re tearing me apart, Lisa!”, both of which have become memes in their own special ways.
Fast forward fifteen years and The Disaster Artist is a film about Tommy’s life and the making of The Room, directed and starring James Franco. Unlike its film focus, The Disaster Artist has done extremely well with critics and has already picked up a Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy.
Now back to it, here’s Tommy’s tweet to the Oscars:
Oh hi #Oscars Can Greg and I be invited to see if his New York Times Best Selling book about my life story creating https://t.co/tQUEyFfJOW wins an #AcademyAward for Best Adapted Screenplay ? I promise not to grab the mic if we win ! @TheAcademy @JimmyKimmel pic.twitter.com/5mN4gCZpFB
— Tommy Wiseau (@TommyWiseau) March 2, 2018
Was I the only one that read that entire tweet in Johnny’s voice?
Of course the rest of Twitter jumped on the tweet almost straight away:
@theothercoogan @__zach @Quigleen seriously though, it’s Greg’s book, does Greg not have to get an invite at least? Come on @TheAcademy sort it out. #TheRoom #getTommytotheOscars https://t.co/qu9LQSRpg0
— Clare Marie (@Clare875) March 3, 2018
If Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty are doing their thing again, surely Tommy and Greg can score an invite too.
In its category, The Disaster Artist is up against Call Me By Your Name, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, The Shape of Water, and All The Money in the World.