The Lego Movie is trending on Twitter tonight, but it’s not because everyone is having an animated movie festival. Instead, they’re watching the Golden Globes, and there’s a lot of disappointment that the movie didn’t win an award.
Warner Bros. released a video this week that shows some of the work that went into The Lego Movie. Perhaps it was intended to garner extra attention before the Golden Globes, and perhaps not, but the four minute clip gives an awesome peek behind the scenes to show how much work went into the movie, from building the structures to creating the computer animations, and everything in between.
The Lego Movie was a fan favorite for the Best Animated Feature category, predicted by IndieWireas the winner a week ago, and widely supported as the best of the nominees. How To Train Your Dragon 2 was IndieWire‘s ‘could win instead’ choice for the category.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the secondary prediction was right: How To Train Your Dragon 2 beat out The Lego Movie for the win.
On Twitter, LEGO lovers are so vocally devastated that the movie has begun to trend. Even before people knew that the movie hadn’t won, they were talking about it.
Unfortunately for fans, The Lego Movie did not, in fact win, and fans do sound as though the feeling is akin to stepping on a LEGO.
The Lego Movie was released in February, and quickly soared to ‘beloved favorite’ status, perhaps as popular as the toys themselves. It has already inspired a mention in The Simpsons, and a parody by Greenpeace that led LEGO to cease contracts with oil giant Shell.
Overall, The Lego Movie has been a fast hit, and the theme song, “Everything Is Awesome,” has already become iconic in a big way — and this is coming out in social media users’ disappointment tonight.