Yeah, Why Don’t Comedies Win More Oscars?


Well, the Oscars are this Sunday and it’s starting to look like Bridesmaids really isn’t going to get that surprise last-minute Best Picture nomination we were all counting on. So the New York Times has put together a thorough examination of why the Academy continually snubs comedies when it comes to the night’s highest honor. In addition to great clips from some of the funniest movies of the past century, the debate includes sentences like this one: “Comedy by its very nature is a mirror into the unruly, anarchic soul lurking behind the monocle.” The New York Times on poop jokes, ladies and gentlemen.