‘The Lego Movie’ director builds his own Lego Oscar following nomination snub

Hit film was expected to compete for the Animated Feature award, but missed out on a nomination

One of the directors of The Lego Movie has taken to Twitter to respond to the film’s surprise Oscar snub.

The Lego Movie, directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, had been expected to receive a nomination in the Animated Feature category – but was frozen out of the category by How to Train Your Dragon 2, Big Hero 6, The Boxtrolls, Song of the Sea and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.

The acclaimed film’s omission from the shortlist has so surprised fans that The Lego Movie is now trending on Twitter – and director Lord has posted an amusing reaction tweet.

In his next tweet, Lord added: “This is not a tragedy. Congrats to incredible crew and cast of The Lego Movie, who made a classic.”

Although The Lego Movie missed out on an Animated Feature nomination, a song from its soundtrack, ‘Everything Is Awesome’ performed by Tegan and Sara and The Lonely Island, has received a nomination in the Original Song category.

Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel are the leading contenders for this year’s Academy Awards after racking up nine nominations each. Check out the full list of nominations here.