The Academy Award (The Oscar) nominations for Best Animated Feature were revealed for 2015, and surprisingly The Lego Movie wasn’t among those honored. This year ended up being an incredibly competitive category for animation. With Big Hero 6, The Boxtrolls, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Song of the Sea, and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya pushing out The Lego Movie. This is such an oddity as most years do not even have enough contendors to fill up the nominations. With only 3 or 4 films competing. The Lego Movie did get one nomination for Everything Is Awesome in the Best Original Song category.
This didn’t stop the directors of The Lego Movie from having a little bit of fun. Phil Lord decided to just build his own Oscar, while Chris Miller helped people come to terms with the news.
It’s okay. Made my own! pic.twitter.com/kgyu1GRHGR
— philip lord (@philiplord) January 15, 2015
Thanks all for the outpouring of love for the LEGO Movie today. We didn’t make it for awards, we made it to be a trending topic on Twitter
— Chris Miller (@chrizmillr) January 15, 2015
One thought on “Phil Lord built an Oscar for The Lego Movie”
In fact Philip didn’t build it: he just google-searched for a LEGO oscar for his tweet. But I loved his (and Chris) humorous answer to the undeserved situation. Boooh to the Academy!