It saddens me to say that The LEGO Movie was passed over for an Oscar nomination in Best Animated Film category yesterday.
Fortunately, with writer and director Philip Lord’s talents, they will not be held down!
It’s okay. Made my own! pic.twitter.com/kgyu1GRHGR
— philip lord (@philiplord) January 15, 2015
This is not a tragedy. Congrats to incredible crew and cast of The Lego Movie, who made a classic. — philip lord (@philiplord) January 15, 2015
While a huge box-office success and a critical favourite, it’s possible The LEGO Movie’s lengthy live action sequences disqualified it from consideration. Unfortunately the snub means the film’s Australian animators, Animal Logic – best known for their work on The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Harry Potter: The Goblet of Fire, 300, the Academy Awards-winning Happy Feet and The Matrix – are sadly slipping through without the kudos on this one that they so clearly deserve!
It’s okay. As Twitter user Kid President points out, Space Jam wasn’t nominated on release either.
With Daniel stating the rather poignant fact: Golden statues don’t pick the winners. History does.
@philiplord Golden statues don’t pick the winners. History does.
— Daniel (@dilsexia) January 15, 2015
We still love you!
Everything is awesome!