The perfect way to respond when you don’t get nominated for an Oscar!

(This is a guest post from Casey Lewis. He is awesome and regularly contributes to this site!)

Last week we found out that The Lego Movie did not get an Oscar nomination for best animated movie in 2014.

Now I personally haven’t seen this movie yet. My 6 year old has, but I just didn’t make it to theaters for this one.

As the news broke about this film not getting a nomination, the internet went crazy. Apparently this is a pretty good movie and director Philip Lord was snubbed.

While it’s hard to know what exactly happened here, I love Philip Lord’s reaction.


He just simply replied with something awesome. “It’s okay. Made my own!”

Not everyone is going to love what you create. Not every person is going to understand your dream.

But that’s okay. There’s an audience out there that loves you. There are people waiting to see what you’ll do next. You have a fan club somewhere that enjoys the things you do.

There will be critics and haters that come along and not give you the credit you probably deserve. And the people that love you will wonder how you’ll respond.

You could be defensive. You could get upset. Or you could create something awesome that they’ll love.

(For more great stuff from Casey Lewis, check out his blog and follow him on Twitter!)

  • David Mike
    Posted at 06:14h, 17 January Reply

    Everything about that is awesome! Unrelated, I saw a Lego Optimus Prime over 30 feet tall at the Mall of America last weekend.

  • KC
    Posted at 10:18h, 17 January Reply

    As a lifetime LEGO fan I thought The LEGO Movie was awesome and am really surprised by the snub. That being said, Philip’s response is classic.

    The Oscars are rigged anyway. 🙂

  • Leah Adams
    Posted at 03:27h, 18 January Reply

    Oh my, this really spoke to me! In the moments before reading your post, I read another by a woman who writes beautifully, using lovely descriptors that weave amazing stories. As I read her post, the thought occurred to me that I don’t write like that. I’m a Bible teacher who write plainly and clearly (I hope). My writing is different, but it is what God does through me, and that is okay. I may not ever write a post that goes viral, but I am writing what I hear from Him, and in that place of obedience, I rest.

    • Victoria Otto
      Posted at 18:58h, 18 January Reply

      Leah, although I was orignally simply going to repost this article to my Facebook page, I wanted to let you know that your words affected me more than the topic of the post. (Sorry Jon).

      I have been writing devotionals for over 70 days now, writing what God would have me write and have been grossly unnoticed. At a time when blogs are all too popular, I feel far from successful.

      Yet, I remind myself that I am not writing for others, but for God and he LOVES what I write. One day, many lives will be touched, and sometimes we have to be okay with that.

  • Lance M. Morgan
    Posted at 07:42h, 19 January Reply

    Thank you for this reminder, Casey.

    (P.S. You should really see the movie. It has LOL moments for parents.)

    • Casey Lewis
      Posted at 10:16h, 19 January Reply

      Maybe we’ll watch it this week!

  • Micki Vandeloo,GPC
    Posted at 09:30h, 19 January Reply

    I love the Lego Oscar. Better yet, I absolutely LOVE his response to the snub!

    We have to rise above, this post reminds us of that!

  • Gina Horkey
    Posted at 10:35h, 19 January Reply

    Love this! Thanks for sharing and spreading a message of hope in such a succinct way:-)

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