‘Bridesmaids’: Judd Apatow wants an Oscar comedy category


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According to ‘Bridesmaids’ producer Judd Apatow, a comedy has won at the Oscars only five times in ‘a zillion years.’ He might be exaggerating a touch, but his point is apt that comedies are rarely thought of in the same category as the prestige dramas that usually rack up awards from the motion picture academy.

Apatow has a solution. He suggests the kind folks at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences consider establishing a comedy category in similar fashion to the animation category that began in 2001.


Check out this snippet from our Envelope screening series in which Apatow rants about the lack of respect given to today’s Hollywood comedies.


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