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Judd Apatow Slams Golden Globes In Epic Critics' Choice Awards Rant

Like a lot of people, Judd Apatow was not happy that Ridley Scott’s hugely successful and critically acclaimed science fiction drama The Martian was categorized as a comedy during the Golden Globes, which almost certainly guaranteed its win last week for best film in that category. Unlike a lot of people, Judd Apatow is famous enough to speak at the Critic’s Choice Awards tonight. Onstage to present Amy Schumer with the “MVP Award”, Apatow went wildly off script, using his allotted time instead to call out the Golden Globes for The Martian categorization in an hilarious, profane rant.

After jokingly telling a very game Matt Damon (sitting in the audience) that Damon made him feel like a nerdy kid who’d just had his lunch money stolen, he said “I don’t mean to be weird about it, but to all the dramas out there, go f**k yourself.”

“And your period costumes, and your concussion, and your bears, and your sexuality, go f**k yourself!”

This garnered loud cheers and applause from (probably) inebriated crowd. Apatow then turned his ire on the Critics Choice Awards themselves. “I’m here to give an award, the the funniest person in the world miss Amy Schumer,” he said. “The MVP award! They made up an award to get her here. That’s how valid these awards are.”

Apatow went on to list Schumer’s numerous 2015 accomplishments, rib JJ Abrams, and generally do what they asked him to do, which was liven up the proceedings. But don’t take my word for it – watch it here now.

    1. She’s not funny. Her humor is pathetic. Like so many other female stars that have to rely on looks instead of talent.

  1. Judd Apatow, Mr. Class. Mr. Good Taste. Mr. Eloquent. If you and Amy thought so little of the MVP award, why did you both go there and accept? You are a very lucky man Judd. Somehow you have been anointed as the funniest most creative man on earth, much like Tarantino has been anointed the greatest director in the history of film. Two minor talents at best. Be thankful. And please go away.

  2. Is there no limit to the worshipping of Apatow in the trades? He’s been great in the distant past but now a runner up to Sandler in the unfunny comedy that sells sweepstakes. That rant was about as funny as his standup. Not very.

    1. He was hilarious for an
      AWARDS show.
      Trainwreck was a horrid movie, how was that a best actress instead of Melissa mcarthy.

  3. I agree with him about clear dramas being in the “comedy” category, but that doesn’t mean Trainwreck should have won.

  4. He said exactly what I felt. It truly is unfair because the oscars don’t recognize comedy and I’m sorry but there is no way that the Martian would ever be considered a comedy. But I thought Spy should have won instead. #oscarssodrama.

  5. Trainwreck is an unfunny, dull, coward and boring crap of a movie: all Apatow’s movies are too long. Every single scene of Trainwreck goes on forever (starting from the incipit with the father talking to his 2 young daughters)… Scenes are so long they run out of gas and stop being funny. Then, oops, story accelerates in the last 15 minutes and everything folds up faster then the speed of light. Bad movie, boring story. It didn’t deserve to win.

  6. He should have attacked Mel Gibson’s appearance. Taking a vocal stance against the bad behavior of well known celebs has become his calling card.

  7. Yet, in his long career Ridley Scott has made my life merrier…yes, they should make an award just for him…
    Can’t recall an Apatow movie I’ve seen…

  8. Well it has finally happened all these award shows are not worth the film they are recorded on,Hollywood has lost the plot and become a vehicle for popular culture promoted by programmes like TMZ.Film schools logic that anybody can do it.

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