Tonight is the 87th Annual Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Awards Ceremony… commonly referred to (and officially rebranded in 2013) as “The Oscars“.
Traditionally, as a film kind of guy, these are usuallt a pretty big deal. The truth is that this year I’m just not into them for two reasons. First, I haven’t had the opportunity to see the nominees as I would have in years past. It’s a time suck thing and time kind of slipped away from me. I did briefly consider going on an Oscars binge, but look what was on the Google Play page which will bring me to my second reason why I’m disinterested:
They listed The Lego Movie as a nominee. Now I know what you’re going to say… that the song from the movie (“Everything Is Awesome“) WAS NOMINATED… and I’m going to point out that this is NOT the Grammy Awards for songs… this is the award for MOTION PICTURES… which The Lego Movie was NOT NOMINATED for in the ever so small technical niche category of Animated Features.
I know there has been a lot of internet outrage over this animated snub, so I’m not going to be a vomit rocket and regurgitate stuff that has already been said, but that’s why this year I’m really not into The Oscars. For what it’s worth, I hope The Imitation Game (the story of Alan Turing who is the father of computer science and artificial intelligence) and The Theory of Everything (based on the life of physicist Stephen Hawking) strike down upon them with great vengeance and furious anger sweeping their categories and sending everyone scurrying to vote for Avengers: Age of Ultron for the 88th Annual Oscars.