We’ve been snubbed by the Oscars…again. I wanted to create my own topic about this in the Lego category, but then this topic popped up, so I decided to come here instead.
The nominations for the 2020 Oscars have been announced. And looking at the Best Animated Feature category, I see no sign of The Lego Movie 2. Or Frozen II.
This is the latest in a history of Oscars ceremonies where they gave the finger to The Lego Movie franchise. In 2014, The Lego Movie came out and blew everybody’s minds. It was a major milestone for not just animated movies, but for movies in general. It proved that even stupid concepts can be turned into great movies. And then…the Oscars completely ignored it in the Best Animated Feature Category.
Come 2017, and The Lego Batman Movie was released to critical and commercial success. The Lego Ninjago Movie had a more mixed response, but it wasn’t terrible. And then came the infamous 2018 Oscars where they ignored those movies in favor of Boss Baby.
Now in 2020, they ignored The Lego Movie 2, even though it received critical acclaim like its predecessor. All in favor of titles that…did anyone even see Klaus or I Lost My Body? And How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World…ugh. I did not like that movie. I’m not gonna go into detail about why because 1.) it’s an unpopular opinion, and 2.) it would take up a whole separate topic.
Seriously, what is it that the Oscars have against Lego movies? Are they still stuck on the “Eh, tHiS Is a dUMb idEa” mentality that everyone had before the first movie came out? Or do they just want to promote the movies that went relatively unseen? Seriously, the fact that they chose Boss Baby over Lego Batman sends a strong signal that they have beef with Lego movies for some reason.