Critics Choice Awards: Judd Apatow ridicules The Martian
The Martian was one of the biggest winners at last weekend’s Golden Globes, earning both Best Picture and Best Actor for star Matt Damon. It did so, however, in the Comedy or Musical category, leaving many wondering whether Ridley Scott’s space adventure, in which Damon plays an astronaut stranded on Mars, was funny enough to qualify.
One of those people was Judd Apatow, whose movie Trainwreck was also nominated in the comedy category. And at Sunday’s Critics’ Choice Awards, where he presented Amy Schumer with the MVP award, he aired his grievances onstage.
“We only have one award, Matt,” Apatow told Damon, after singling him out in the audience. “That’s all we get. I’m like a nerd on the schoolyard, and you stole my milk money.”
Apatow joked that if The Martian gets to be a comedy, he wants Trainwreck to be eligible for best foreign film since the cast included an Asian actor.
“I don’t mean to be weird about it, but to all the dramas out there, go f— yourself,” he continued. “With your period costumes, and your concussions, and your bears, and your sexuality, go f— yourself.”
Watch Apatow’s full speech above, and see the full list of Critics’ Choice Awards winners here.