Judd Apatow's Martian moan
- Bang Showbiz
- 18 January 2016
Judd Apatow complained about the success of The Martian in the comedy categories at the Golden Globe Awards during his speech to honour Amy Schumer with the MVP Award at the Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday (17.01.16)
Judd Apatow used his appearance at the Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday (17.01.16) to mock the Golden Globes success of Matt Damon's 'The Martian'.
The 48 year-old director is unhappy that the sci-fi film beat his movie 'Trainwreck' to the Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical prize at the Golden Globe Awards and that Damon took home Best Actor - Motion Picture Comedy for his performance as astronaut Mark Watney when he doesn't consider 'The Martian' to be a comedy movie.
During a speech to honour Trainwreck's star Amy Schumer with the MVP Award, Judd - who directed-and-produced 'Trainwreck' - spotted Damon in the audience and aimed a series of barbed jibes at the actor.
He said: "I got Matt Damon staring at me right now, right after that whole Golden Globe Comedy thing. We only have one award, Matt. That's all we get. I'm like a nerd on the schoolyard, and you stole my milk money."
Continuing his light-hearted moan about drama films dominating the comedy categories at awards shows, he added: "Can we just pick whatever category we want to be in? We have an Asian man in our film, can I go foreign film now?
"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 concussions and your bears and your sexuality. Go f**k yourself!"
Apatow - whose previous work includes movies such as 'Knocked Up', 'The 40-year-old Virgin', 'Superbad' and 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' - then got back to business and presented the "funniest person in the world" Schumer with her MVP Award.
The director - who attended the Critics' Choice Awards with his wife, 'The Vacation' star Leslie Mann - said: "They made up an award to get her here. That's how valid these awards are."