Arguably one of the biggest ceremonies that honour the genius of filmmakers and actors, the Academy Awards aka the Oscars have developed a knack for keeping all the film enthusiasts on their toes. Thus, when the 91st Academy Awards came calling on 25th February, the 'Oscar fever' once again took over the world.
From fans, celebrities to even sports icons, everyone was seen expressing their views on the recently-concluded awards ceremony in Los Angeles, California. Such has been the buzz around the Oscars that everyone wants to cash in and ride the wave. Something similar surfaced on the social media when England's 'Barmy Army' presented their own version of the Oscars.
Ahead of the much-anticipated awards ceremony, the England's fan group shared a collage of pictures on the social media and asked the fans to vote for the 'Best Supporting Actor' category. Taking a dig at Australia's infamous ball-tampering scandal, the tweet carried pictures of Aussie cricket stars - Steve Smith, David Warner, Cameron Bancroft and Darren Lehmann - as nominees for 'Best Supporting Actor' award.February 24, 2019
While the tweet was a light-hearted take on one of Australia's darkest hours in cricket, it infuriated the Oz fans who, then, took turns to present their own nominations which included England cricketers.February 25, 2019
Taking a dig at the assault case of Ben Stokes, an Australian fan was seen sharing the photos of the England all-rounder and Alex Hales before nominating the duo for 'Best Lead Actor' and 'Best Supporting Actor'.
Best actress goes to..... pic.twitter.com/0csu7ZNAom— Craig Lewis (@Lew1570) February 25, 2019
Another Aussie loyalist shared a picture of Stuart Broad and nominated him for the 'Best Actress' category.
Apart from cricket, the Oscars also seemed to have engulfed football as Atletico Madrid mocked their city rivals Real over a controversial penalty in their 2-1 win over Levante on the same day as the awards ceremony.February 24, 2019
Although there seemed to be minimal contact between the two players, Casemiro went down on the ground after a clearance by Cheick Doukoure. The referee awarded a penalty to Real before it went to VAR and the decision stood. Thereon, Gareth Bale scored from the spot and sealed the game for Los Blancos.
ð½ La noche de los Oscars ha arrancado a lo grande. ¿Una película?
#LaHistoriaInterminable. Atléticos, ¿cuál elegís vosotros? ð
Taking a dig at Casemiro's alleged theatrics, Atletico tweeted: “Oscar night has ripped out big. A movie? #TheEndlessStory Athletics, which one do you choose?".
Os recomiendo la del “Corazón de la DÉCIMA” y “UNDÉCIMA”. yo las tengo hasta en dvd!! ð— Dani Carvajal Ramos (@DaniCarvajal92) February 24, 2019
However, the tweet didn't really go down well with Real defender Dani Carvajal who replied back: "I recommend the "Heart of the TENTH" and "ELEVENTH". I have them up on DVD!".