Bob Dylan fans around the world are celebrating the iconic musician's Nobel win.
Was the Swedish Academy justified in choosing Dylan?
Bob Dylan was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."
After the announcement, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, Sara Danius, said it had "not been a difficult decision" and hoped the academy would not be criticized for its choice.
The announcement was met with mixed reviews -- scroll down to see some of the best.
Fans attending a Bob Dylan concert in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday called the accolade "awesome" and "long overdue," and shared in the excitement.
So why did Bob Dylan win the Nobel Prize in literature? There are so many authors who deserved to win.— Faith Graham (@faith_graham23) October 13, 2016
Some have said there are other authors who should have won the award.
Others were very excited about the news.
The fact that Bob Dylan is trending because he won a Nobel prize, and not, like, because he was murdered by a clown is honestly a blessing.— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) October 13, 2016
And then there were those who were just relieved to hear the news was good news.
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