Adam Sandler gets revenge for Oscars 'snub' with Independent Spirit acceptance speech

Adam Sandler got his revenge on the Oscars during a hilarious acceptance speech at a different award show, after the Academy didn't nominate him. 

The Grown Ups 2 star was a big winner at the 2020 Independent Spirit Awards, taking home Best Actor for his thrilling performance in Uncut Gems.

While accepting the award, Sandler had the audience roaring with laughter as he addressed the Oscar 'snub'.

He started the speech by poking fun at the critics who have given him poor reviews over the years and specifically referred to his 2009 movie, Funny People. 

"That was actually the last time critics pretended not to hate me for five f**king minutes," Sandler said.

He then gave a shout out to his fellow Best Actor nominees Chris Galust, Kelvin Harrison Jr, Robert Pattinson and Matthias Schoenaerts, "who will now and forever be known as the guys who lost to f**king Adam Sandler".

Then, Sandler took aim at the Oscars.

"A few weeks back when I was 'snubbed' by the Academy, it reminded me when of I briefly attended high school and was overlooked for the coveted yearbook superlative category 'Best Looking'," Sandler said. 

"That accolade was given to a jean-jacket wearing, feather-haired douchebag by the name of Skipper Jenkins. But my classmates did honour me with the allegedly less-prestigious designation of Best Personality. And tonight, as I look around this room, I realise the Independent Spirit Awards are the Best Personality awards in Hollywood."

He received huge applause and cheers from the audience for that.

"So let all of those feather-haired douchebag motherf**kers get their Oscars tomorrow night. Their handsome good looks will fade in time, while our independent personalities will shine on forever!"

Uncut Gems earned three awards in total at the Independent Spirit Awards, which were handed out in California on Saturday night (local time). Along with Sandler's win, the film scored Best Director for brothers Benny and Josh Safdie, and Best Editing. 

The Oscars, which completely overlooked the crime thriller, are being held in Hollywood on Sunday (local time).