Everything is not awesome. Everything is not cool.
The list of Oscar nominations are out, and among all of the congratulatory tweets and Dick Poop jokes, we have the snubs. Lots of people will be talking about the acting and directing snubs for Selma, but a world-building film is notably missing from the list: The Lego Movie.
Sure, “Everything Is Awesome” got the nomination for Best Original Song, but where is the nomination for Best Animated Feature?
Naturally, people are upset about it. They’re not exactly sure why it got snubbed, but they’ve gone to Twitter to vent about it.
Maybe with the LEGO Movie snub, Academy found it distasteful to nominate a movie about commercial toys. Except, wait, Toy Story.— Omar L. Gallaga (@omarg) January 15, 2015
Don't worry guys, the Academy nominated LEGO Movie for Best Animated Feature. It's just glued to their back & they'll notice in 2 seconds…— @midnight (@midnight) January 15, 2015
Today I learned that apparently other movies came out this year besides LEGO Movie. Weird.— Ryan Broderick (@broderick) January 15, 2015
The Lego Movie lost the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film to How to Train Your Dragon 2 on Sunday, but at least it was nominated. And although the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards are voted on by different committees, many of the nominations overlap.
Someone, however, had an even better idea. The Lego Movie didn’t get nominated, but it’s The Lego Movie. Surely someone could put those Lego to use, right?
Did Philip Lord, one of The Lego Movie’s directors, see that suggestion on Twitter before following through on that tweet?
It's okay. Made my own! pic.twitter.com/kgyu1GRHGR— Phil Lord (@philiplord) January 15, 2015
This is not a tragedy. Congrats to incredible crew and cast of The Lego Movie, who made a classic.— Phil 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— Christopher Miller (@chrizmillr) January 15, 2015
Lord and Miller may not have an Oscar nomination under their belt, but after The Lego Movie made more than $257 million domestically at the box office (with sequels on the way), they’re rolling in the blocks and dough.
Screengrab via Warner Bros. Pictures/YouTube