Twitter – and These Celebrities – Went Ballistic After Denzel Lost the Best Actor Oscar

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26:  Actor Denzel Washington attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Twitter – and These Celebrities – Went Ballistic After Denzel Lost the Best Actor Oscar

He lost to Casey Affleck.

Published February 27, 2017

It was a night of continued #BlackExcellence with big wins from the likes of Mahershala Ali, Viola Davis and the film Moonlight, but, Denzel Washington, one person who many thought was deserving of being in this winners' circle, was overlooked.

The iconic actor was nominated in the category of Best Actor for his performance in the film Fences, which he also directed. After it was announced that he lost to Manchester by the Sea star Casey Affleck, Twitter erupted as many believed he was shut out after delivering yet another incredible performance.

Even a few celebrities were bothered by the snub. Take a look, below: 

  1. Lightning Strikes For The Second Time. Robbed For The Second Time. Dats Da Truth, Ruth. By Any Means Necessary.

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  2. Regular Twitter users also shared the same sentiment that Denzel was robbed big time.

Watch the actor talk about his role in Fences in the BET Breaks video, above.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

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