When was the last time a comedic film was taken seriously for nomination and/or win for Best Picture at the Academy Awards? I don’t mean like, quasi-comedic films that are really kind of drama’s like The Kids Are All Right, but real comedy films. (Aside from Toy Story 3) Actors will often get nominated, but not the films themselves.
Is comedy in film becoming like, a ‘dying breed’ or something? I mean there’s plenty of comedic films out there, but I don’t feel like any of them are ever taken seriously. although lol, mind you, many of them don’t deserve to be taken seriously.
Comedy is one of the most, if not the most, prosperous genre on television, but yet sometimes I feel like this doesn’t really transition to film to the same extent in terms of recognition and awards. God knows if the Golden Globes didn’t have a separate comedy genre, there would probably be no comedy films nominated at all.
Is comedy in film generally inferior to comedy in television? Is that the problem? I thoroughly enjoy both, but when I think of my favourite films of all time, the vast majority are usually drama’s (bar a few such as Legally Blonde, Mean Girls, etc).