Scott Thompson Thought Kids In the Hall Would Win an Oscar


Kids In the Hall’s Scott Thompson on Brain Candy, the KITH movie that flopped so badly it broke up the group: “We were all convinced it would be a huge hit, that it would be the beginning of our movie careers, and I knew we’d win an Oscar for Best Screenplay. Kevin [McDonald] and I would debate it endlessly, whether they would give us the screenwriting Oscar as a group or as individuals. We kept trying to figure that out. He’d seriously say, ‘But they don’t give the screenwriting Oscar to comedies,’ and I really thought we’d be the first.”