LONDON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The LEGO Movie filmmakers Phil Lord and Chris Miller gave one of the most memorable speeches at Sunday's British Academy Film Awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London.
Their film was named Best Animated Feature by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts after it was snubbed by Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences -- the bestower of the Oscars.
"This is very unexpected. It is a beautiful award. It is like a Halloween mask for a one-eyed child," Lord joked, referring to the BAFTA prize, which is a metallic theater mask that has one eye, while the other is an open space.
"You guys win the award for best academy," Miller added.
"You are our favorite academy by far," Lord went on.
"This is clearly the most fun I have ever had in an opera house by far, also," Miller said. "We need to thank so many people: Warner Brothers, The LEGO Group, Animal Logic, our incredible cast and crew of 370 filmmakers, including Chris McKay and Dan Lin; the ladies in our life, Rob and Irene, our families, my kids."
"This is the end of the awards road for us," Lord said. "The good news, though, is we can say whatever we want tonight. There are no consequences, there is no one left to impress and there is nothing to lose, so this is what we really think: we are very grateful and very proud. Thank you guys very much. Good luck and godspeed. Thanks."