Critics Choose ‘LEGO,’ ‘Apes’

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The LEGO Movie took home some gold at the Critics Choice Awards hours after it was passed over for an Oscar nomination for best animated feature .

Co-director Chris Miller, in accepting the award, said, “What a roller coaster of emotions today has been.”

The LEGO Movie beat out Big Hero 6, The Book of Life, The Boxtrolls and How to Train Your Dragon 2 for the honor.

Meanwhile, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes won the best visual effects award, taking it over Edge of Tomorrow, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and Interstellar.

The annual event was broadcast live on the A&E network for its 20th anniversary year. Michael Strahan was the host of the show, which took place at the Hollywood Palladium.

The LEGO Movie

The LEGO Movie