Before the Oscar nominations were announced this morning, most believed that The Lego Movie was a lock for Best Animated Movie. But the category came and went, and The Lego Movie was not recognized. Well, co-director Phil Lord is not letting the disappointing news get the best of him. Instead, he's taken it upon himself to bestow his talented crew with their very own unique award. Which, revealed in the Tweet below, is just as cool as any Oscar.

Not too reveal too much about the movie if you haven't seen it, the final act of The Lego Movie is live action and takes place in the real world, featuring Will Ferrell as a father who doesn't allow his son to play with his LEGO creations. Its unclear if this helped disqualify the movie. The awards category was introduced in 2001. In that time, no animated movie with live action elements has been nominated for the award.

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The movies that were nominated include Big Hero 6, The Boxtrolls, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Song of the Sea and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. The Lego Movie wasn't left completely out in the cold, though. "Everything Is Awesome" with music and lyrics by Shawn Patterson was nominated for Best Original Song. Oh, well. Phil Lord appears to be taking the snub in stride. Check it out:

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