Okay, no one is saying Lin doesn’t deserve an Oscar. He got nominated, that is a big deal. So many songs in the past year did not get nominated, and though it sounds like cliched crap, it truly is an honour to be nominated. He is talented, he works hard, we all know that. And I love Lin so much, he’s my role model. I wanted him to win the Oscar, too guys.
But Pasek, Paul and Hurwitz also worked hard. They dedicated hours to these songs, and the academy just decided they liked this song more. Life is like that sometimes. Lin will get an Oscar, he will PEGOT, it will just take time. It’s not like the guy is quitting the business tomorrow or anything.
But recognizing other’s talents and successes does not detract from Lin’s own. Don’t tear other artists down because the one you wanted to win might not have. It’s destructive and exhausting and it’s frustrating.
Yup! It’s one of my top favourite animes I think ^_^
I actually once gave a copy of this piece to Dan and Phil, with them drawn as soldiers! Here’s a photo of me giving it to them (just cuz it was one of my proudest moments - Phil even recognized it bc 10 days previously he’d liked it on Twitter aaaah)