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'Lego Movie' snubbed for an Oscar, so director builds his own

Phil Lord has the best response to being left out of the running for best animated film, but "The Lego Movie" could still take home a statue for the super-catchy song "Everything is Awesome".

"Lego Movie" co-director Philip Lord thinks everything is awesome even when you have to build your own Oscar. twitter.com/philiplord

It's Oscar season! Gadget fans will be pleased to see biopics of tech heroes Alan Turing and Stephen Hawking up for a hatful of Academy Awards. But one movie is conspicuous by its absence -- so the director of the snubbed "The Lego Movie" has simply made his own Oscar.

"The Lego Movie", written and directed by Christopher Miller and Philip Lord, has surprisingly been left out of the category for best animated movie. But in the spirit of the legendary brick-based toy, Lord quickly tweeted, "It's okay. Made my own!" along with the picture above.

Of course, he probably didn't actually make that Lego Oscar, but you know what he means. Lord also thanked the cast and crew of the film, which took a reported $469 million at the global box office.

Perhaps dismissing the Lego film as a big toy advert, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences instead gave the nod to animated movies "Big Hero 6", "The Boxtrolls", "How to Train Your Dragon 2", "Song of the Sea", and "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya". The Lego film is still in with a shout to claim one of the famous golden statues however, as the relentlessly catchy theme song "Everything is Awesome" has been nominated for best song.

2014 saw not one but two heroes of science and technology celebrated at the pictures: " The Imitation Game" told a fictionalised version of the wartime breakthroughs of cryptographer and computing pioneer Alan Turing; while "The Theory of Everything" looked at the life and love of physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking.

Both films are nominated for best picture and best adapted screenplay, while Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne have both been nominated for best actor for their turns as Turing and Hawking respectively. The ceremony, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, takes place on Sunday 22 February at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California.