Saturday, February 23, 2013

Will he ever lighten up?

And The Oscar (rarely) Goes To… The Comedy.

We all know that comedy is hard. Writing it. Performing it. Directing it. So why does the Academy snub it? Last I counted, only 10 comedies have ever won an Oscar for Best Picture. Now I know that the nice folks at the Academy value a good joke. You only have to look as far as the list of comedic hosts to see that. Imagine watching the Oscars without Billy or Whoopie or Ellen or Seth. A dreadful snore, right? So why when it comes to handing out the golden statues for Best Picture or Best Director or Best Screenplay the Academy folks seem to lose their sense of humor? John Farr sheds some light on the subject and shares a list of comedies that he thinks deserved an Oscar nod.

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