Judd Apatow: Oscars Should Have Comedy Category

Judd Apatow: Oscars Should Have Comedy Category
Since breaking into Hollywood in the early 90s, Judd Apatow has produced, written and directed a vast array of TV shows and movies, turning out hit after hit and heading up a sprawling comedy empire. But while he's achieved massive show business success, staying in comedy means he's going to have a difficult time winning the film industry's greatest prize: an Oscar.

The Academy Awards, unlike the Golden Globes, are strictly drama-driven; while, technically, comedies are eligible for awards, it's rare that they receive nominations. With "Bridesmaids," the Kristen Wiig-starring smash hit that he produced, generating some soft Oscar buzz, Apatow thinks that his beloved genre deserves its own separate category, to reward the brilliant actors, writers and directors in the field.

"If comedy is not included, ever, it's been like five times in a zillion years that it's won Best Picture, then it doesn't seem like it's screwing
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