30 Years of Comedic Performances That Deserved Oscar Nominations

Vulture - 02-13

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Why do the Oscars hate comedy? Is it because the ceremony is for Serious Prizes for Serious Films, and comedy is, by nature, not serious? The underrepresentation of comedy at the Oscars remains a persistent oversight, especially since some of the finest, most memorable performances in film feature actors being funny. Comedy is just as valid a lens through which to explore the human condition as drama, yet the Academy Awards rarely acknowledges this, an omission that applies to films and directors as well as to comedic performances.