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The Lonely Island’s Rejected Oscar Song Asks Why ‘Thor,’ ‘It,’ and More Don’t Get Nominated — Watch

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The Lonely Island’s Rejected Oscar Song Asks Why ‘Thor,’ ‘It,’ and More Don’t Get Nominated — Watch
For those who thought that last night’s Oscars telecast was lacking on the comedy side of things, here’s a glimpse of what could have been, courtesy of erstwhile comedy group The Lonely Island (Aka Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer).

Monday morning, the team behind such classic films as “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” — as well as one of the best Oscar musical moments in recent memory — shared on YouTube the rough storyboards for a proposed music video they say they were asked to write for this year’s Academy Awards ceremony.

“Unfortunately,” according to the video description, “It wasn’t chosen because it was ‘financially and logistically impossible,’ so for fun we thought we’d share the rough storyboards of what would have been a fully shot, star-studded music video of exorbitant cost. All vocals and visuals are temp, so please use your imagination and enjoy!
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Jeff Favreproduction: A Beautiful View, Son of Semele Theatre; Robots vs. Fake Robots, Powerhouse Theatre; Shipwrecked! An Entertainment, Geffen Playhouse.Playwriting: David Largman Murray, Robots vs. Fake Robots.Direction: Don Boughton, A Beautiful View; John Doyle, Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre; Tiger Reel, Cartoon, Art/Works Theatre; Elise Robertson, The Women, Circus Theatricals.Music Direction: Sarah Travis, Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Scenic Design: Simon Higlett, The School of Night, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum; Christine Jones, Spring Awakening, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre; Anthony Ward, My Fair Lady, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre.Lighting Design: Russell H. Champa, The School of Night; Richard Jones, Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.Costume Design: Anthony Ward, My Fair Lady.Sound Design: Dan Moses Schreier, Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.Perfomance In A (Primarily) Straight Play:Gregory Itzin,
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