Last night, The Academy Awards brought out the best and brightest to celebrate great achievements in film from the past year. As usual, the films that took home most of the honors were not the blockbuster films that won at the box office.
The Lonely Island, the comedy/musical group behind the song “Everything is Awesome” from “The Lego Movie,” shared a cancelled musical number for the Academy Awards that asks why these big successful films don’t earn these awards.
WARNING – THIS VIDEO CONTAINS SOME STRONG LANGUAGE
WATCH – “WHY NOT ME?” BY THE LONELY ISLAND:
The song references many blockbusters from the past year, including “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Wonder Woman,” “IT,” and more.
The Lonely Island shared on their Twitter account today why the production was likely cancelled.
We wrote a song for this year’s Oscars that was overly ambitious (expensive and a logistical nightmare) so it wasn't produced, but here is a demo storyboard version for your enjoyment! #Oscars https://t.co/R2XaRZsmS7 pic.twitter.com/XwCl1WAjl7
— The Lonely Island (@thelonelyisland) March 5, 2018
In case you’re wondering, the Academy Award for Best Picture went to Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water.”
What blockbuster film from the past year do you think should have won an Oscar? Let us know in the comments below!