WWE Studios, the film division of World Wrestling Entertainment, has yet again perplexingly been shut out of Academy Award nominations.
Movie buffs and film critics alike are in an uproar over the glaring omission, many alleging that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has deliberately blacklisted the studio.
“It’s a conspiracy,” one film afficionado, who identified himself only as R. Killings, told CNN.
Despite all the critical and popular successes to WWE Studios’ credit — cinematic masterpieces including See No Evil, Knucklehead, The Chaperone, and countless others — the studio has yet to earn Hollywood’s top prize.
Hollywood insiders are perplexed by the yearly Oscar snubs suffered by WWE Studios, but this year in particular is especially vexing.
“How Randy Orton’s brilliant work in 12 Rounds: Reloaded got overlooked in the Best Actor category is beyond me,” wrote Peter Travers of Rolling Stone.
“And the fact that The Marine 3: Homefront did not get a Best Picture nod is reason enough to boycott the Oscars.”
Although WWE Studios has been woefully overlooked in all previous Academy Awards ceremonies, it is widely believed that the company will sweep the 2015 Oscars with Scooby Doo WrestleMania Mystery.