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Movie stars read strange, rude ‘Mean Tweets’ ahead of the Academy Awards

Here we go again!


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Feb 26, 2016   Updated on May 27, 2021, 4:12 am CDT

Hollywood’s biggest night is just around the corner, but that doesn’t mean the Internet’s terrible tweets about the acting elite have gotten any nicer.

Some of the most famous people in the business—many of them Oscar nominees and winners themselves—gathered on Jimmy Kimmel Live for the time-honored tradition of reading the mean tweets that people have sent them.

They may not completely understand what their critics were thinking, but their reactions are a hilarious mix of anger, annoyance, and even laughter. And along the way, the masses have a few good ideas.

Somebody get Eddie Redmayne some water. He is thirsty.

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*First Published: Feb 26, 2016, 9:57 am CST