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Chris Rock calls out 'f****** a******' Oscars for never nominating Adam Sandler

Anish Vij

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Chris Rock calls out 'f****** a******' Oscars for never nominating Adam Sandler

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Chris Rock and Adam Sandler go way way back and their genuine friendship is there for all to see.

Actor and comedian Sandler, 56, received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center on Sunday night (19 March) where a host of celebs paid tribute to the Blended star.

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His Grown-Ups co-star Rock, 58, - who avoided hosting this year's Oscars after getting slapped by Will Smith at last year's ceremony - took the opportunity to question the Academy about why 'the Sandman' was never nominated for his 2019 movie Uncut Gems

Sandler received heaps of praise for his portrayal of a charismatic New York City jeweller Howard Ratner who was always on the lookout for the next big score.

As of 2020, the film had the seventh largest number of f-words in a movie ever and was a welcomed change of direction for the comedy star.

Sandler received heaps of praise for his portrayal of a charismatic New York City jeweller Howard Ratner. Credit: A24/Netflix
Sandler received heaps of praise for his portrayal of a charismatic New York City jeweller Howard Ratner. Credit: A24/Netflix
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During this year's event at the Kennedy Center, Rock said: "We all work hard, but nobody works as hard as the Sandman [Sandler]."

Referencing Uncut Gems, he added: "Nobody comes even close, so the Oscars, you know, they're f****** a*******, and if they don't want to give my man his props, then we will tonight."

The Everybody Hates Chris star also joked about his infamous Oscar's moment and gave a shout out to former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband Paul, who was attacked in the couple's San Francisco home last year.

"Paul Pelosi, the only guy who knows how I felt," Rock quipped.

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"Just me and you, Paul. Just me and you, babe."

Jennifer Aniston, 54, and Drew Barrymore, 48, who have both featured in a host of Sandler films over the years, also paid tribute to the comedian.

"We should do that movie that you and I have been talking about," Aniston said, to which Barrymore, responded: "You mean the one where we don't need that goofy boyfriend?"

Sandler in Happy Gilmore. Credit: Universal Pictures
Sandler in Happy Gilmore. Credit: Universal Pictures
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Barrymore also said on the red carpet that her chemistry with the actor is all based on 'love, admiration and humor'.

"I just always believed in him so much, and not that my opinion matters, but I just felt like this is the guy," she added.

"This is the one. All us women were so in love with him on SNL.

"I was so there for what Adam Sandler was putting out into the world that I just wanted to be next to it.

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"I wanted some place to put my admiration, and I thought a film was the most safe and cathartic place to do it."

Topics: Film & TV, Adam Sandler, Celebrity, Chris Rock, Oscars, Film and TV

Anish Vij
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