BAFTA Awards: 'Lego Movie' Directors Mock Oscars
"You guys win the award for best Academy," said Phil Lord and Christopher Miller while accepting the award for best animated film in London.
"You are our favorite Academy by far," The Lego Movie directors said at the BAFTA awards in London on Sunday night in accepting the honor for best animated film. In the process, they took a swipe at the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences in Hollywood for not nominating the film for an Oscar last month.
“You guys win the award for best Academy," said Phil Lord and Christopher Miller on the BAFTA stage. "This is the end of the awards road for us, so we can say whatever we want. There’s no one left to impress."
Lord wasted no time in responding to the Oscar nomination snub in January, quickly tweeting out a photo of an Oscar statuette made out of Lego pieces. "It's okay. Made my own!" he tweeted.
Backstage, Lord and Miller said: “We were having fun up there, but it’s a great year for animation and whoever wins is going to deserve it.”
They also noted that they were "about a third of the way through the script" for the sequel and that they were "a little behind." They quipped that they would be behind "more after being inebriated tonight."
The Lego Movie's global box-office revenue stands at nearly $469 million, according to Box Office Mojo. The sequel, also from Warner Bros., is scheduled to be released in 2017.