The Lego Movie wins Best Animated Film at the Baftas after Oscars snub

The film's director joked while accepting the award that Bafta was now 'our favourite academy'

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After being snubbed from the Oscars, The Lego Movie has won the Best Animated Film award at the Baftas.

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The film’s director Phil Lord joked while accepting the award: “You are our favourite academy by far, and this is clearly the most fun I’ve had in an opera house by far also.”

“This is the end of the road for our awards – so this is what we really think, we’re very grateful and we’re very proud so thank you guys very much.”

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The animated film beat Big Hero 6 and The Boxtrolls to win the award at the ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London.

Lord confirmed on the Baftas red carpet that he and writer Christopher Miller were in the middle of writing a Lego Movie sequel "in their hotel rooms".

The filmmakers said they were disappointed with the film’s Oscar snub but said it reminded them of “just what an honour it is to be nominated”.

The Lego Movie has been nominated in the Best Original Song category at the Oscars later this month for “Everything is Awesome”.