The team behind The Lego Movie decided to do something unconventional for their Academy Award performance of ‘Everything is Awesome’, which was nominated for Best Song.
The crew approached New York-based Lego artist Nathan Sawaya to create 20 Oscar trophies made from Lego bricks.
To directors of @TheLEGOMovie who invited me @philiplord @chrizmillr thx for letting me play in your toy box. #Oscars pic.twitter.com/GO6LiBobFe
— Nathan Sawaya (@NathanSawaya) February 23, 2015
During the fabulously awesome performance of ‘Everything is Awesome’, dancers presented Lego Oscars to the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Steve Carell, Meryl Streep and Channing Tatum.
I mean come on. pic.twitter.com/tyKbak75Ql — Chris Miller (@chrizmillr) February 23, 2015
Oprah’s reaction was absolutely priceless:
Good night. pic.twitter.com/KmdQkcZ3Ur
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) February 23, 2015
When The Lego Movie was surprisingly left out of the category for Best Animated Movie, co-director, Philip Lord decided to make his own.
It’s okay. Made my own! pic.twitter.com/kgyu1GRHGR
— philip lord (@philiplord) January 15, 2015
Watch the full awesome Academy Award performance of ‘Everything is Awesome’ featuring Tegan and Sara and The Lonely Island, dancing construction workers, astronauts, and a possum, here: