The Lonely Island Released A Song Paying Tribute To The Oscars' Biggest Snubs

"Why not us?"

The Oscars are all about honoring the year's best films, but the Academy can't nominate everyone, and there's bound to be a movie you loved that didn't get recognition. That's where The Lonely Island comes in. Andy Samberg's musical comedy group, known for their SNL music videos, released a new song paying tribute to this year's snubs.

"We were asked to write a song for this year's Oscars," reads the start of the video. "Unfortunately, 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."

The song, titled "Why Not Me?" is performed from the point of view of Thor, Wonder Woman, Pennywise, Tiffany Haddish, and other movie stars from 2017 who didn't get any Oscar love. "I left my family to fight for what's right, saved the world from the devil below," sings Wonder Woman in the dramatic number. "But I'm sure it was hard for Sir Daniel Day-Lewis to learn how to sew."

The song also questions what makes a movie Oscar-worthy in the first place. "What even is art? How do you define its importance?" asks Vin Diesel's Dominic Toretto from the Fast & Furious movies. "If popcorn movies are bad, how come popcorn's so delicious?"

Check out the proposed musical number below:


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