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The Lonely Island's Scrapped Oscars Song Honors Movies That Never Win

It would've been the highlight of the Oscars for plenty of people, but it was "financially and logistically impossible" to make.

The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone) said they were asked to write a song for this year's Academy Awards ceremony, and it was going to be a star-studded spectacular. Unfortunately, it had to be scrapped because it would've been nearly impossible to put together. 

Still, the trio shared an unfinished version of "Why Not Me?," a video that points out that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences doesn't seem to care about superhero movies and action blockbusters like Thor: Ragnarok, Wonder Woman, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The video would've brought together Chris Hemsworth, Gal Gadot, Vin Diesel, and many more for what would've surely been the viral hit of the Oscars.

It also suggests having a category just for the best "Chris," which would've been open to Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Chris Evans, and Chris Pine. That would arguably be the tightest race each year. 

Is it possible the Academy shot down the song because it would've undermined the Oscars selection process? There's a chance. But if that's the case, the Lonely Island aren't saying so. 

Of course, the Oscars did pay a little more attention to genre movies in 2018 than in years past. Guillermo del Toro's fantasy drama The Shape of Water took home Best Picture while Get Out and Blade Runner 2049 both earned awards. But The Last Jedi, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Logan, Kong: Skull Island, and War for the Planet of the Apes were all shut out while other blockbusters like Wonder Woman didn't receive any nominations.