• Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. (Photo credit: EPA, Andy Rain)
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - It looks like it didn't take long for "The Lego Movie" directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller to get over their Oscars snub -- and a BAFTA award for best animated film certainly helps.
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9 Feb 2015 - 8:46 AM  UPDATED 9 Feb 2015 - 11:31 AM

The movie won best animated film at Sunday's BAFTAs, and Lord and Miller took some light-hearted jabs at the Academy while accepting the award at the ceremony.

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"You are our favourite Academy by far," the directors said on stage. "You guys win the award for best Academy. This is the end of the awards road for us, so we can say whatever we want. There's no one left to impress."

"The Lego Movie," which was considered a shoe-in for the animated film category at the 2015 Academy Awards, ended up as one of the biggest shocks of last month's nominations when it was snubbed in favor of "Big Hero 6," "How to Train Your Dragon 2," "The Boxtrolls," "Song of the Sea" and "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya."

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Even then, though, Lord and Miller took the snub in stride. Lord tweeted a Lego version of an Oscar, saying, "It's okay. Made my own!"

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