‘Lego Movie’ director responds to Oscar snub
LOS ANGELES – “Lego Movie” director Phillip Lord responded to his film’s Oscar snub by building an Oscar of his own out of Legos.
Many penned the film about the classic toys a shoo-in for an Oscar nomination, but were left scratching their head when the Academy failed to nominate it for Best Animated Feature Film.
“The Lego Movie” pulled in nearly $260-million dollars after it hit theaters last February, and was popular with children and critics, alike. Theater goers praised the film for being packed with plenty of humor for adults to enjoy.
It holds a 96% “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
In addition to the Lego Oscar, the film’s director tweeted “This is not a tragedy. Congrats to incredible crew and cast of The Lego Movie, who made a classic.”
The film did manage to earn a nomination for Best Song for “Everything Is Awesome”.
The Oscars will be broadcast on February 22.